Rest From Your Labor

Rest from Your Labor

David CerulloBy David Cerullo2 Minutes

A story is told of a man who was seeking truth among the many religions and philosophies of the world. He concluded his exhaustive search by declaring, “I’ve heard a lot of things from a lot of philosophers, but I only heard One who said, ‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest’“ (Matthew 11:28).

That man chose to give his life to Jesus and enter into His rest.

On this Labor Day, I hope you are taking time to rest and relax with family and friends. But most of all, I hope you are able to follow the teaching of the writer of Hebrews:

“For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest… “(Hebrews 4:10-11)

This seems like a contradiction, but it really isn’t. In order to receive the peace and rest that only comes from Christ we must be diligent to follow after Him and live by His teachings.

Jesus said in Matthew 11:30, “My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”

As you celebrate this Labor Day, I hope you will rest in this promise. Take up His burden, and remember, “This light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison… “(2 Cor. 4:17 ESV).

One day in eternity we will look back on the labors or this world and realize it was worth it all.

I am praying that today you will find rest for your soul as you rest from your labors.

God bless you,

David Cerullo