You know how certain bath products promise not only cleanliness but also that you’ll feel refreshed? Jesus does and will do a lot more than clean up after humanity. He’s also in the business of refreshing, not just in the future, but now as well.
In Acts 4:19 (NIV), Peter told his fellow Israelites to repent and turn to God, so their sins would be wiped out and times of refreshing would come from the Lord. And David of course, knew all about being rejuvenated by God. Psalm 23 tells us David found rest near quiet waters and his soul was refreshed in green meadows. Does anything sound more relaxing and refreshing than that?
A life refreshed in Jesus is one we can all enjoy, even those of us who don’t like mornings or Mondays; even when we’re exhausted and at the end of our rope. I’m not saying we won’t still feel tired and stressed, but when we turn our thoughts to Jesus, he will transport us in the Spirit to a resting place in his luxurious love and an oasis of peace near the quiet brook of bliss (Psalm 23, TPT).
In case you’re interested, I’m still cleaning up messes, but I’m looking forward to when all the messes are gone and we won’t have to deal with them anymore. In the meantime, I’ll be scrubbing on the outside but near the brook of bliss on the inside.