"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
I don't know about you, but rest is something I am craving right now. I am trying so hard to find it during these overly busy days of Christmas preparation and celebration, yet at the end of the day, come up shorthanded.
Today I decided I needed to literally run away for a bit. Step outside in the freezing cold winter air, soak up the sunshine, listen to my inspirational music and pray. Be quiet. Rest.
As I ran along the icy, snow covered path I prayed. I prayed for God to take my angst, my cluttered mind and exhausted body and just give me rest. He almost stopped me in my tracks as I looked out at His beauty. I felt the silence and serenity wash over me. His gift to me. His rest.
I am off to a day of cookie baking with my family and most likely another snowy day tomorrow and I am ready. I have the Lord's yoke upon me and rest for my soul.
In the craziness of your December days, I would encourage you to step away. Step away from it all, be alone and find your REST. I promise you, it will be the best thing you will do for yourself today.