Looking Up to God for Rest

Matthew 11:28-30

Well we have made it to the unofficial close of summer. Labor Day! It is time to put away your white shoes, sandals, and swimsuits. School is back in session; dust off your leaf rake and get ready for fall and winter! Is that depressing to you? I hope not! I am ready for some cooler weather!

Over the last several weeks we have talked about the importance of looking up to God. Last week we talked about looking up to God with determination and not quitting! We used Paul's encouragement found in Galatians 6:9

In this morning's text we find that Jesus offers us an invitation to rest!

Do you ever feel like you have reached the end of your rope and there simply isn't enough rope left with which to tie a knot? Then you are the kind of person Jesus is addressing in these verses.

The world offers long weekends, cookouts, and road trips. And those are fine, but they only address the physical aspect of rest. There is a greater rest that we all need, and this rest comes only from knowing God through His Son, Jesus Christ.

I. The Rest of Salvation

II. The Rest Of Satisfaction

Only then can we know true rest; the rest of salvation and the rest of satisfaction. What about you this morning? Are you weary and heavy laden? Do you long for rest? Do you long for satisfaction? Come to Jesus!

How will you respond to Christ's invitation this morning? He calls on each of us to come unto Him and we will find rest for our souls. Are you burdened with sin today? Jesus can give you rest. Are you heavy laden with the affairs of this life? Come to Him today. Whatever your need, whatever burden you may be carrying, Jesus beckons you to come. Will you reject His invitation or will you come? The choice is yours today.