Midweek Morsel: An Invitation to Rest

Butterfly Garden

Anyone weary today? Anyone need to take a deep breath and rest for a few minutes—or a few hours or days or weeks? Whether it’s rest for body, mind, soul, spirit, or a combination of them all, we’ve all been at that place where we long for deep satisfying rest.

We find the most satisfying rest when we look to Jesus and draw near to him, depending on him to grant the rest we so desperately need.

Here is his invitation to us today and every day. Let’s accept his offer and find true rest in him!

“‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’” Matthew 11:28-30

*Is there an activity or a place that helps you find rest in the Lord?

*My photo taken in the Cleveland Botanical Garden


  1. Music (Christian) – I love to sit on my bed with my eyes closed and just listen to the words of the songs. It amazes me how often the song that is playing is exactly what I needed to hear at the time. God is so good at that !

  2. Thanks for sharing, Nanette. Music soothes and refreshes me as well. And yes, God has a way of giving us the message we need just when we need it. What a loving Father we have!

  3. There’s a swing tucked into the far corner of my small yard. I am able to feel removed and peaceful as I can watch the birds, feel the sun or breeze, talk to God, and get refreshed.

    Your photo is so beautiful. I’d also like a little seat there.

    • Debbie, sounds like you’ve got your own little personal oasis in your yard. That’s wonderful. Glad you enjoyed my photo. I took that this summer while visiting the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Such a beautiful spot. I’d like a seat there, too! :)

  4. I love this! Alan and I have been loving just resting in the LORD!!

  5. Glad you enjoyed, Alicia. No better place to be than resting in the Lord!

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