Rest for the weary

I have had a really busy day today. I left the house at 7.30am; dropped my children off at breakfast club; drove for 55 minutes to work; spent all day at work with about 100 young people ; then drove 55 minutes to the children’s music parents evening;  collected three of my children from the after school club; as soon as I got home I cooked dinner; as soon as we’d eaten I dropped off my eldest daughter at her band rehearsal; I returned home at 7.30pm and could finally relax with a cup of tea. My husband returned home from work at about 8pm. Some of my days are busier, and some are quieter, but this is typical of my life at the moment with four children and bills to pay.

So now I am feeling weary and soon I am going to sleep.

Jesus said, “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)

Life is busy and, if we’re not careful, it can weigh us down. We can be tempted to carry our burdens ourselves. We were not designed to carry heavy loads. Jesus says, in His Word, unburden yourself. Give Him your burdens and He will give you rest. It’s a good deal.


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