Peace is a theme of this reason because the Prince of Peace graciously provides that for us yet many find this time to be so fast paced and hurried that they find themselves exhausted. It may even be good things that we busy ourselves with in this season but are those good things distracting us from the best thing, the one thing that we need, communion with the Lord and with it rest for our weary souls. Advent is an obligation to wear ourselves out by doing more good things. It’s an opportunity to pause, ponder and listen the words of our Lord and enjoy His presence.
Jesus gave us an wonderful invitation to rest in Him:
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”” Matthew 11:28-30 ESV
Make this advent season meaningful by slowing down to focus on the true meaning of this season.