I was thinking about creature comforts, I like to surround myself with them. My own bed is made the way I like it, I have a thing about having nice hand soap in our bathroom and I enjoy being at home with my family and animals.
These things, on an earthly scale, give me rest.
It makes me consider Jesus’s life and how in Luke 9 verse 58 Jesus says, “…the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”
When I read that, it makes me wonder how tired Jesus must have been, if I do not get a good enough sleep, I worry how I will respond to people. When I am grumpy and tired I am very blunt.
When at my women’s Bible study in Brunswick (that’s a plug by the way, we’d love any of you to visit) we were talking about how Jesus withdrew from the crowd. Jesus found rest in praying to his Heavenly Father.
But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
As Mothers, as people in general with noise pollution and disruptions in the night, it can be rare to get a good night sleep. I hate being so tired I feel emotional. But, when we are that tired, it is good, and it is rewarding to cry out to our Lord. Give Him thanks and praise and we can rest in Him. We find rest in him by reading his word and praying to him and thanking him for our salvation.
I really hope that you can all find rest! A good sleep is great but rest in Him is beyond anything this earth can offer us.