End the Rat Race...
End 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑎𝑡 𝑟𝑎𝑐𝑒…
𝐉𝐞𝐬𝐮𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐭.
There’s no rest like the rest God gives. The more I grow & mature in God, the more care free I become. Granted, it’s not an end of all labor, but it is an end to fruitless, self driven, empty, unfulfilling labor.
And for further explanation/why I have this pic displayed, is to give you a visual of what Jesus offers.
A yoke is a heavy wooden harness that fits over the shoulders of an ox or oxen. It is attached to a piece of equipment the oxen are to pull. A “heavy laden” animal has a big load to pull. Similarly, a “heavy laden” person has a huge load to carry, and may be burdened with:
Excessive demands of religious leaders
Oppression and persecution
Weariness in search for God
Betrayal and more.
Jesus frees people from all these burdens. The ‘rest’ Jesus promises is love, healing, and peace with God, not the end of all effort.
In essence, a relationship with God changes meaningless toil into spiritual productivity and purpose.
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” ~Matthew 11:28-30 ASV
Canena Adams, MA, BSW, SRAS
Communications Coordinator at
The University of Tennessee
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