Time Exhausted

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Yes, we have responsibilities. Yes, our friends and family need us. But, if the Creator of the whole universe needed breaks to replenish His soul, why don't we?

“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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, ESV)

One hundred years ago, laundry was done with ringer washers, carpets were beat with sticks, and diapers were cloth, (note the laundry reference). Yet today, with all our modern conveniences, we are exhausted. The two things I hear again and again are that we women are tired...and busy. Oh if only my great-grandmother could follow me around for a day. I do wonder what she would think of the craziness of being a woman of the new millennium.

We are weary and burdened, but we don’t need to be crushed by the weight of our lives—nor should we. Jesus promised us rest. But wait! What else does it say? Take his yoke (notice how he doesn’t throw it on us, we have to take off our heavy one and accept his light one) and...learn from him. While Jesus did sometimes speak in parables, this story is crystal clear.

Even as God incarnate, Jesus led a simple life. He was gentle, humble, and often left the crowds and pressures of his ministry to go off and be alone with His Father. Oh ladies, how we miss this mark! Yes, we have responsibilities. Yes, we have those around us who need us...but if the Creator of the whole universe needed to take a break now and then to replenish his soul, why on earth do we think we don’t? Being tired is not a sin. Take a lesson from the Master and find new energy, meaning and direction in a much needed time out with him. He will give you rest.

 

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