Fouad Masri, the director of Crescent Project was born in the Middle East and loves Muslims. Today he shares with us that Jesus is the ultimate source of rest for the weary.
Jesus invited us, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest… learn from me … and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28
Perhaps there is a problem, financial burden, or sin that is weighing you down. Come to God in your heart, with or without words. Ask Jesus to forgive your sins. Give him the situation.
Psalm 23 of the Bible gives us an idea of how God can exchange our burdens for rest. It presents humans like sheep and God like a shepherd. Yes, God, the creator of heaven, earth and everyone is our shepherd! He wants to take care of us as if we were his sheep. He wants to bring us to green grass and clear water that refresh our souls.
We live in a time of violence, hatred and anger. People kill each other because they are from another religion or sect. Our souls yearn for peace. God provides that. The beauty of this psalm is that it promises that not only will God protect and care for us on earth, but we will be with him in heaven as well.
“Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:6
Credits: “Ana Mosh Hashok” and incidental music by Joseph Nassrallah, used with permission.