By Brad Campbell –
Just a thought to help start your week.
Have you ever been so tired that you could have slept standing up? This horse was doing just that, and was sleeping soundly enough that his bottom lip had actually dropped. That’s good sleep. On one most recent Sunday afternoon I sat in my recliner to watch tv and woke up an hour later with my chin on my chest. We had experienced a good church worship service, had a good weekend visit by our grown children, and I was more tired than I realized. I didn’t intend to take a nap, but a nap overtook me!
In today’s world, regardless of our daily activities, it is sometimes quite easy to get tired and also “tired of it.”
The good Lord reminds us that we can bring Him our burdens and find rest. Even the most energetic Christian can sometimes find themselves wishing for a break. This is not necessarily a break from the work of Christian life, but a break from the ruts in which we may find ourselves, the difficult days of mask-wearing and distancing ourselves from friends and loved ones, and the dreariness of the winter months.
What are your burdens today? Some may be small and simple compared to others, but they are burdens anyway. Some may be large enough for carrying on horseback. And whatever burdens we carry can make us weary and tired.
Before you make the mistake of falling asleep standing up, gather this week’s burdens and difficulties, worries and anxieties, illnesses and hurts, and bring them to the Master. But don’t just bring them to Him, just show them to Him, or just tell Him about them. Instead, lay them all down at His feet.
And find rest. It’s good for the soul.