Saturday, November 3, 2012


Matthew 11:28-30 "‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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."
Seriously these few verses seem to be carrying me as of lately. I feel like I am overdue for a vacation, a time of rest, some time for me, myself, and I and many a long chat with God. I am due for the chance to sleep in and read a book for fun. I am due for a chance to unplug and my cell phone. I am due for the chance to sit in conversation with God and not do all the talking. I am due for the chance to relax and let someone else cook. Today a friend and I leave for a cruise for several days. It couldn't come at a more opportune time! Seriously, I was feeling the end of my rope before I left, I could see the end hovering below me and I was just holding on. I am thankful for all those people who have supported me and uphold me day in and day out. I am thankful for a gracefilled God who knows we are not called to do life alone. I am thankful that God has called us to rest - to recharge to serve the world, Jesus even retreated to rest.
Why do I from time to time act as if I am better than Jesus himself and try to keep going all of the time, to meet the demands from all around me, to pretend to be someone who I am not? Why do I wait till I hit near the end of my rope? I am given vacation days for a reason. Here is to vowing to use them, here is vowing to not having extra days. Here is to taking a vacation day to stay home some days.
I love where I serve and the people I serve alongside. I too just need a break from time to time. I need to claim my own needs from time to time as well. Here is to coming back from vacation rejuvinated and ready to love and serve the world again. Here is to not trying to be more than Jesus, I can't be, I am not. Here is to reading some books, doing some crocheting, going for long runs, eating yummy food, enjoying good company, disconnecting from the world, and enjoying several days at sea.

Where do you like to go for vacation?
Where do you like to find rest?
How do you rejuvinate?

1 comment:

  1. Cruises are great. I hope you are having a fantastic time. When Jake and I took our honeymoon cruise, we had so much fun, AND we had a nap every day. Way fun. I would totally do another cruise. Otherwise, I've never been to NYC, and Jake loves that place, so that's a goal. I don't REALLY have a place to go for rejuvenation. I like my nephews. They make me happy. :)