O blissful rest

I must confess to enjoying a rather unspiritual delight this Easter — the prospect of four whole days off work is bliss! Not having to get up so early to trudge through the mourning routine, the chance to catch up on some jobs around home and being able to have time with my kids other than at the beginning or ending of each day when we are all tired and grumpy.

In Matthew 11:28 Jesus invites us into his rest, and really that is what Easter is all about — Jesus purchased rest for all of us on the cross (see also Hebrews 4:9-11). In his abundant blessing to us as a nation initially founded on christian values he has also provided a short national holiday for us each year to remember his world-changing work.

So, as I bask in the rest I am receiving now, I can also rejoice in the eternal rest I am given which yet awaits me.

Up next The cup Sermon delivered on Sunday 28 March, 2010 at Roslyn Baptist Church Before reading the text for this sermon, there are a few things I want to point You are deceived, O wise one Even the wisest man in the Bible (aside from Jesus) could not understand his own heart well enough to avoid it deceiving him. King Solomon had 700
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