Come Unto Me...I will Give You Rest

Reposted from April 19, 2014

This passage from Matthew, quoting Jesus Christ, has served as an anchor to me as of late. 

It has provoked so many thoughts and feelings 
while strengthening my knowledge and love for my Savior.

I find it overwhelmingly comforting, because for me it's almost tactile. 

I can feel it. 

"Come unto me all that labour and are heavy laden"

That provokes such imagery for me. 

As a wife, mother, and woman; it is easy and oft to feel heavy laden.
At times, it feels as though no matter how hard you work-
the weight of the world seems to sit right there, yoked upon your shoulders.

I don't know if I basked in ignorance before, or if this is "growing up",
 but life is far more often hills and valleys than steady and straight.
On top of that, it is never-slowing-down. 

Sometimes we feel immense joy, gratitude, happiness. 
 Sometimes we have sorrows, heartache, and worry.
Sometimes we have it all at the same time. 
 ...sometimes it just feels like more than we can carry.

The load doesn't have to be ours to carry alone...
and that is what Easter is all about to me. 

It is as though, in the midst of feeling down trodden, 
when I feel as though I can't even fathom to put one foot in front of the other,
Christ puts a loving hand on my shoulder and says 

"Let me take that for you"

There isn't a soul on the earth that can bring the insurmountable 
comfort and rest to a person that He can.
He makes it possible to carry all that we have to carry.
He takes our weaknesses and makes them our greatest strengths,
if we so allow it.

...and I am profoundly grateful for it. 

I am particularly humbled this time of year as I reflect on the sacrifices Christ made for me.

For You

I know that He lives, He knows us as individuals. 

Because of Him, I can find rest.

So can you

Happy Easter.

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