Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc. Chaplain services provide effective service and ministry to the senior community at WASI. For more information or if you would like someone to pray with you, need someone to talk to, would like to participate in our weekly bible study, need to arrange for a ride to church or just need someone who will listen, Chaplain Tom can be reached at 907-715-4001 or 907-206-8810.
August is the month for summer vacations.
It is a time of resting from the labors of work.
Even God rested.
And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (Genesis 2:2)
Jesus told His disciples to rest awhile.
And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. (Mark 6:31)
Jesus promises rest to those who will come to Him.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
God promises rest to those who have trusted in Jesus Christ by faith and keep His commandments.
Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them. (Revelation 14:12-13)
So as you vacation, lounge, or just relax, remember the promises God has made about resting. God set the example. Jesus told His disciples to rest. That Jesus gives rest to all that come to him. An eternal rest awaits all those who have trusted Christ as Savior and Lord.
How do we do that? Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” We repent of our sin, by faith trust Jesus Christ to be our Lord and Savior, and begin the great adventure of walking with Christ.
I’m eager to discuss my faith in Jesus Christ, and help answer questions you might have. Call me.
And have a restful August.
Tom Stearns Chaplain@alaskaseniors.com (907) 715-4001