Tuesday, October 5, 2010

All who are weary

Going through the motions. Checking off my lists one by one. Go here. Do this. Don't forget about this.
Sign here. Write this check. Fill out this form. Pack this. Wash that.

Weary. My eyelids are heavy. I want to stop. I want to find rest. It's cry or sleep.

Three times within the week that I have felt this way a verse is spoken. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Matthew 11:28-29

Once in a book. Once in this blog by Duane Scott. Once at my uncle's funeral.

All made me stop and weep. The last one just made me stop. Will I wait until a church is full of people remembering my life before I'm able to rest?  Or will I find Him now. Come before Him now. It sounds to good to be true, that we can rest in Him. But we can. And I will. 



9 comments:

Diane said...

So sorry about your uncle. There are times I need His rest most definitely. :O)

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thanks for this, dear one. I need rest for my mind today. Right now.

Sorry about your uncle. May the Lord's peace fill you.

Love,
Jen

Nick said...

Nice blog. You might like my blessing of the animals post this week.

Lynda Young said...

I love that verse so much. It esecially means a lot to me at the moment because I've been fighting the flu since the weekend. Kinda over it -- as you can imagine ;)

Karen said...

Alicia, the Lord knew we would need to rest, for He spoke of it. Good reminder to do so. Hope you find time to rest and are all well.

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

I pray that your time with sweet, sweet Bina is a time of refuge and respite for you. ... So sorry about your uncle, my friend.

I prayed for you tonight.

Cherie Hill said...

Praying for your peace and rest sister. It's in His loving arms that we find the grace that is more than sufficient for our every need.
Love to you!
Cherie

Amy Sullivan said...

Alicia,
I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. Beautiful song. Beautiful post, so short and yet, so powerful.

Kelly said...

I feel this way far too often. I'm copying that scripture and sticking it on my fridge. :)