Finding A Place To Rest

Sometimes in life we just need to step away and rest a little while.

Could that be what you need right now — a little rest?

Even this dragonfly stopped and found a place to rest on top of this branch.

I smile just looking at it because of the surprise of discovery when I was out capturing images in Sedona, Arizona. You just never know what you will see out in God’s magnificent creation. There was a lone branch sticking out of the ground and a dragonfly just flew by and then stopped to rest on the very top, as though hanging on for dear life.

Jesus knows when you need to rest and He extends this invitation —

Then Jesus said, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you. Let Me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

These words are music to the ears of weary souls.

Jesus is your place of rest today. Will you step away from the busyness of life and spend some time with Him?

Spurgeon writes these words about coming to Jesus —

You that are weary with the rounds of worldly pleasure, stuffed and nauseated with vain glories and delusions of life, come and find true joy. You that are worn with ambition, corroded with disappointment, or embittered by the faithlessness of those you trusted, come and confide in Jesus. He will be your rest. Weary, weary, weary ones, here is the rest, here is the refreshment. Jesus expressly puts it, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matt. 11:28–30). If your back is breaking, if your eyes are failing through weary watching and waiting, come to the Savior just as you are. He will be your rest.
Spurgeon in Beside Still Waters

So will you…step away…come to Him…and rest a little while?

Grab your Bible, some good devotional reading, The Quiet Time Journal or The Quiet Time Notebook and sit at the feet of Jesus, and learn from Him.

You will find rest for your soul. He promises.

♥ Blessings and Grace to You!

Catherine

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Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

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  • Title: A Place To Rest
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  • Description: A dragonfly resting on top of a branch in Sedona, Arizona, USA.
  • Creator: Catherine Martin
  • Date Created: 07/25/16
  • Camera: Nikon D810, Micro-Nikkor 200mm, FL 200mm, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/400sec.
  • Photoshoot: myPhotoWalk Photo Shoot in Sedona, Arizona, USA.
  • Post-Processing: Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Photoshop, Topaz Software, Radlab Software, OnOne Software, Nik Software.
  • Copyright ©2017 Catherine Martin — myPhotoWalk™ — Quiet Time Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
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