We work hard - really hard. To rest we divert from our work lives. We do family, collect friends, go to church, vacation, go out to eat, stream shows, do podcasts, socialize around craft whiskey, stay up on sports, become fantasy general managers, do our hobbies, and accumulate gear to do those hobbies - lots of it! It's a lot of output. It's a lot of energy. All that effort to get relief and rest but the fact of the matter is that we are still restless. Our plates are full, full, full but we go to sleep feeling empty and anxious about the emptiness. In fact, the rest eludes us - we have a lot going on but feel lost inside a world we chose to build. Into this existence and restlessness God speaks this: "I will give you rest." Why does he want to give us rest? God says resting is essential to connecting with, knowing, hearing God.