Have you ever felt tired all day, even though you didn’t need sleep? Have you felt like you need some rest? These days so many people are in that state and they don’t have time to rest. The first time we see the word rest in the Bible is in Genesis. “Rest” is what God did when He completed the work of creation. It is the Hebrew word which means to cease. God is not like us, he doesn’t sleep or nap. “Rest” means a state of being and a place where God’s people could rest, not meaning that they would be idle, but that they would live in peace from their troubles, if they obeyed Him. Rest is not sitting around doing nothing, it is just standing in a place of trust. Even the hummingbird has to rest. They are constantly in motion, but to digest their food they have to stop and take a break. I see them all the time on my deck, sitting idle on a branch, just chilling, and then zoom, off they go, looking for nectar. Even their resting has a purpose. The verse below tells us that in God’s presence we will find rest. Spending time reading His word and talking to Him is restful. I had a special friend when I was a new Christian who taught me much. One day as she chased after her boys, she cried out to the Lord that she was tired physically but also spiritually. She had spent time with the Lord that morning, but she ran out of “fuel” by lunch. She said she felt the Lord tell her that she didn’t expect to drive her car forever without refilling the gas tank. Some days she just needed to stop and refill her tank on an extra busy day. The key seems to be the presence of the Lord. ” I want to walk in His presence and find REST”. It is a work in progress, but it really isn’t work.