Good Morning September 6

A reporter in one of the countries that had experienced a 7.2 magnitude earthquake was interviewing people a year or so after the event asking what lasting effects the quake had on them. Beside all their work in rebuilding, he found that many were asking serious questions, particularly about their future. Questions like “What do I really want out of the time I have here?” I think ultimately all people are looking for peace, stability, and a sense that their lives have meaning. They want to know that life is not just striving after a series of things that give no real purpose. What Solomon would call striving after the wind. Jesus saw the people of His day as a flock of sheep wandering aimlessly like sheep without a shepherd. He gave them the invitation, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”(Matthew 11:28) He said that in Him we would find “rest for our souls”. Regardless of whatever else we are working on, or desiring to accomplish in life, our meaning, our purpose, the true rest for our souls is found in our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.