BECAUSE WE ARE RESTLESS – OUR WORLD NEEDS JESUS EVERYDAY because we are restless. We are busy people carrying busy burdens afraid to stop. If we stop, we might have to think. And if we think, we might have to wrestle with our burdens. And if we wrestle with our burdens, we might get tired. And if we get tired, we might need to rest. So, we don’t stop. Instead, we pride ourselves in activity. We are the most productive least productive people in history. We over-schedule, over-commit, over-extend ourselves and then wish we could have a do-over. Even God stopped the activity of creation to pause and rest. But not us. No. We are so over with that pattern. So instead we choose pace over peace. We are rest-less creatures.

But Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath, is rest-full. He asks us to stop our scurry long enough to sit down at the table together for a meal.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 NLT

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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