“Come to Me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
Life becomes tiresome when the routines of each day are performed with no desired end; when work is viewed as a necessary evil; when the obligations of marriage and family are a tedious grind. Many think rest is to be realized in a break from the monotony—a vacation; going out on the town with the “boys,” or a ladies night out. The rest Jesus offers, however, comes not in the absence of work, but work that is done with a sense of mission and purpose—to glorify him. To understand his vocational call is to see the “routines” of everyday life as the very platforms God has given us to glorify him.