Are any of you just bushed? I mean, you’re just so tired that you’d like to take a load-off and rest for a bit?
That’s been me lately. I’ve not working so strenuously or anything like that. My wearisome soul isn’t being depleted from my job. It’s just life stress, you know. Sometimes it’s just a bit too much that I wanna throw in the towel and walk away from things. I’m sure a few of you can relate.
This bench reminds me of my need to rest, and upon what (or rather whom) I need to sit. For me, that’s Jesus. He once said to a bunch of folks….
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out…? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest…. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Mt 11:28-30, the Message)
Jesus is easy to rest upon. For me anyway, resting on him is almost as easy as plopping my derriere on a bench such as this. It’s just takes intention. I’m trying to do that more-and-more; and you know, it’s helping.
I don’t know where you at in life. But if you’re anything like me, perhaps you too just need to take a load-off. Perhaps, go find a nice bench (one that’s not so wet perhaps), rest your “dogs” for a bit, and consider giving all your burdens to the universe’s master designer. You too might just find a bit relief. I pray you do.
Please feel free to comment and share with me how you need rest. I’ll be glad to pray for you!