The Holiday has begun, and so do the gifts, travelling, shopping, parties, and loads of celebrations. Behind all these re intensive preparations and perfection which can be very frustrating. Jesus invites all of us to come and rest in the midst of whatever burdens us; Holiday preparations and parties. Jesus clearly states this;
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NKJV)
Also getting physical rest during this time of the year may be impossible. It is high time that you and I get into rest because God has assured of us THREE things:
- He is in control of everything (both known and unknown to us)
- We are forgiven and loved so much by God
- He will provide for all our needs in abundance
I bet that we need to rest mentally and emotionally in the midst of all the parties and preparations.
Jesus assures of rest, if we put our trust in Him no matter what comes our way because God loves us. This is His promise to those who trust in Him. Focusing on Him, rather than paying more attention on what we can do for ourselves, all our preparations for the Festive Season shall definitely fall into place.
As you carry on with your preparations for this festive season, look up to God. In Him you shall find abundant hope direction, peace of mind.
Come to Jesus and rest.