Wednesday, September 3, 2014

~ "Burdens..."

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." (Matt 11:28)

Most of us work (or have worked) for the majority of our lives.  After years and years, we become tired.  Then it's time for retirement.  We get an income from the government based on what we've worked.  It is not where near what we've earned throughout our lifetime, but it is designed to be supplemented by a pension or savings.  Many of us will not be able to fully retire simply because there is not enough money to sustain a decent way of life afterwards.  With the outrageous unemployment figures, many of us have depleted our savings in order to keep our heads above water and not fall into the "homeless" category.  

There is good news!  When it is time for us to leave this world for the next, we do so the same way we came here - naked and with nothing.  Yet, we will gain so much more than we ever dreamed possible here if we profess our faith in God and our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Savior.

Jesus frees us from the burdens of sin, demands of religious leaders, oppression and persecution and weariness in the search for God.  The rest that Jesus promises us is love, healing and peace with God, not the end of labor.  A relationship with God changes our meaningless toil into spiritual productivity and purpose.  In other words, we have a goal to work toward.  

Let Jesus fill your heart and soul with his love and the burdens of this world will melt into the promises of the next!