Wednesday, August 09, 2006

REST


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

I have been running from one thing to the next for a couple of weeks--work, social obligations, ministry, mothering, daughtering, sistering, neighboring.

I planned a date with You on Sunday morning. I picked a church that was 90 minutes away so I could spend the whole morning, uninterrupted, with You. All the way there, You heard about my fears and concerns. At the service, I took. I didn't give. I just soaked You in.....listening.....listening....listening. And all the way home I spent singing to You....trusting You...worshiping You...squaring my shoulders for what lay ahead.

More running from one thing to the next. Until Monday night when I climbed into bed, it hit me and I wondered, "When did it happen? When did You do this? When did You refresh my soul, my spirit, and my body? When did You give me strength beyond myself? When did You fill me with peace?"

In the midst of busyness, You! You! You! You! In the midst of uncertainty, You! You! You! You! In the midst of darkness or light, You! You! You! You! In the midst of joy or pain, You! You! You! You! In the midst of fellowship or strangers, You! You! You! You!

You are there. Always and forever amazing! Thank You. I love You. Amen.

27"All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11)

6 comments:

Becky said...

peace is good. rest is good. you are good.

Margie said...

God is GOOD GOOD GOOD!

JT said...

Rest is good. So so good.

KayMac said...

Hi everyone!!! Missed you all!

Sara said...

He is so good!

Peta said...

makes me sing this song...

...'cause I can't see You,
but I need You,
take me home, Father, take me home...

you're great Kathy, hold on :)