You might have noticed that we did not post content from Thursday until today. Michaelene, the Boys and I took a bit of a "staycation" (with the COVID-19 quarantine, we really couldn't go anywhere). This was intentional. I didn't post much on my personal page, and I largely ignored and did not interact with much on any media whatsoever. It was important, I felt, that we disconnect from news, social media, and other sources that, especially in a time when anxiety is high, were just preying upon our fears. And so we took a rest. we went fishing, shot a bow, and enjoyed time together as a family (the boys even got their school work done early so they could have extra rest time). Rest is important. Take a break is important. Refocusing is important. While we are going to be getting back to normal (as normal as possible during these times), God's word reminds us that rest is vital. Jesus reminds us that we need to "come to Him" and He will provide the rest. So now that we are rested (And I pray you were connected to your Word without us), My prayer is that you, too, will go to the Lord for rest, and unplug from those things which serve to only stir up anxiety within us.
English Standard Version
Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest
25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.[a] 27 All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all 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.”
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Matthew 11:26 Or for so it pleased you well