Good morning, dear one,
How are you feeling this morning? A little weary and burdened? I get it. Life can bring you down to your knees. This morning I was notified that my high school best friend died. And then, just a little later, I got an e-mail from a dear friend with a poem her mother had written about loss and I felt my soul sink a little lower. You might think that is a bad thing, to have your heart, your soul, and mind sink. But when I go deeper, it is there that I discover a Presence that is always with me. I hear words of comfort from scripture. We have to go deep beyond the surface, beyond the bustling, beyond the world’s noise and sink into the loving arms of the Savior always available—if we are willing to sink deep.
Listen to the above verses of scripture in the Message translation. “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
I long to live freely and lightly always trusting that God has a plan for my good. For me, it’s a daily return, minute by minute decision to sink deep into God. It is only there that you and I will find rest and the promised peace Christ so freely offers.
Grab my hand, let's travel deeper together, Linda.