“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
I have found that at the end of a long, hardworking day either in the rehearsal studio or the theater sweating and physically pushing my muscles to the max, or at home raising my sweet boys – taking care of everyone’s needs, barely stopping to eat a good meal, physically lifting and carrying those cutie patootie kiddos and all of their equipment like strollers, car seats, and backpacks and loving every minute of it! Or doing a combination of rehearsing and playing all day…..the best refreshment is a hot, bubbly bath! Whether it is an hour long soak or a five minute dip, it relaxes and soothes my often aching muscles, washes away the stress, fatigue, or weariness of the day, and lifts my mood, rejuvenates my muscles, and invigorates my heart. If feels so good and enables me to get up the next day, ready to go, and excited for another day!
That is what Jesus does spiritually for us! When we come to Him, weary and burdened, He refreshes, soothes, restores, and uplifts us. He gives us true rest for our souls and helps us feel rejuvenated to keep going. So find time each day to let Jesus soothe and uplift your soul, and I would highly recommend a nice, hot bubble bath too! :-)
Prayer: “Jesus, thank You for Your amazing promises in Your Word. Thank You for being my Comforter and Restorer and that nothing in this world can bring me peace and rest like You do. Thank you for bubble baths which physically restore me, but thank You for Jesus, who spiritually restores me.”