Rest for the Weary

Labor Day weekend is a time of rest and relaxation for most Americans. Many will get an extra day off to spend time with family, recovering from the rigors of work and taking a short break from everyday responsibilities.

Many of us feel an extra burden of weariness this year. We are tired of battling the coronavirus. We are weary of injustice, social unrest and violence. We are sick of the viciousness of a heated presidential election. Add all this to the struggles most of us face daily, and let’s face it—We are tired!

What better way to find rest than by participating in the Lord’s Supper this weekend? As we gather with other believers to celebrate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we experience relief from our burdens and a sense of renewed spirit. Our time of communion together gives us an infusion of strength and energy that enables us to do much more than merely carry on. Our time with Jesus gives us the power to worship and serve the Lord with great energy and enthusiasm!

So if you find yourself weary today, come and find rest in Jesus!

“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.

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