“Come to me, all who labor and heavy laden, and I will give you rest… for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” Matthew 11:28-30
I am a self-proclaimed extrovert. It was easy for me in high school; I was good at organizing my time and my life so I was able to say “yes” to almost anything that came my way.
However, despite all of the craziness I always knew that at the end of each day I could crawl back in my bed at the end of the day and rest. It was my safe place. My big white full bed with my Lilly Pulitzer navy, pink, and white elephant bedding was one of my happiest places. I think that’s because not many bad things happen when you’re in bed. It was always the place I went for comfort when hard things were happening in my life.
My bed was always there at the end of long days when all I wanted was to do face masks and drink tea. It was there for early morning coffee and homework and late night sleepovers. My bed was (and still is) a place where I would rest from all of the work I had.
But the Lord calls us to something radically different, he calls us to rest in him, so that we can work. The Lord is a soft place to land, in the midst of all the craziness of the world. He wants us to come to him when we overwhelmed; he does not expect us to handle the world on our own.
He did not create us to do it on our own. He created us to do life with him. When we rest in the Lord and then work, we can work with more joy and peace. There will be a sense of peace when working that only comes from knowing and being in relationship with the Lord.