Today I want to encourage you with a scripture that has been encouraging me recently. Matthew 11:28, “come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
For time’s sake, I will not go into the background of this text.
As we look at this text, it contains one command-where Jesus is ordering his audience to perform an action. And this text includes one result-where Jesus is stressing the actual consequence of the statement.
- The command, “Come to me…” It is worth noting that the word “come” is in an emphatic state to demonstrate urgency.
- The result, “…and I will give you rest.”
As you begin this summer season, I want to encourage you to go to Jesus and get rest/refreshed.
Charles Spurgeon once said, “Rest time is not waste time. It is…[wise] to gather fresh strength…it is…[wise] to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.”