The Sabbath Rest Blessing

Posted Sep 17, 2011 by Mark A Hornbeck in The Sabbath Hits: 5,651

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  

Have you ever been physically tired before? I am sure each of us at some point has been totally exhausted. Sometimes that exhaustion is so profound that you just can’t seem to get even one foot in front of the other. There are other types of exhaustion, too, such as spiritual or emotional exhaustion. Does your life feel like it is draining the last of your strength away physically, emotionally and/or spiritually? Do you feel like you just can’t take one more problem?  Has health, family or work problems drained you so emotionally dry that you feel like giving up?  There is an answer. Jesus who lived and died for you has an answer for you.  

6000 years ago God set up a system when we were created to ensure that we would never become exhausted. After creating this world and humanity in six days, He rested on the seventh day and hallowed that day for us. By His presence with us we were to be refreshed spiritually, emotionally, and physically in that sacred time.   

 But we rebelled against God and lost that communion with Him. Yes, we have forgotten that great prevention and cure for exhaustion. But Jesus came and through His life He has made it possible for us to come back into that blessed communion with Him and His Father. He promises that if we come to Him that He will restore to us this rest. If you accept Him as your personal Savior, He will heal your exhaustion and give you that rest that you need. You can lay your physical, spiritual, and emotional worries upon Him who cares for you and He will be your source of strength and healing. How has He done this?   

 He has blessed us each with His Sabbath day. Every seventh day He infuses Himself into that time, thus making it holy.  We are able to rest in His fully healing presence and get to know Him better and better. Every seventh day He sets aside that Saturday as a special time just for you and Him. In that special time, He restores us and reveals to us the amazing love that He and His Father holds for each of us.  

 “To all who receive the Sabbath as a sign of Christ's creative and redeeming power, it will be a delight.  While it calls to mind the lost peace of Eden, it tells of peace restored through the Saviour. "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (DA 289)   So bask in His free Sabbath healing love!