"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)
Do you still take naps? I mean actually go lay down on the bed, snuggle under a blanket (quilt?), nap? What about falling asleep in your chair? My Dad could lay down, sometimes in bed but sometimes on the couch or in his chair, sleep for 20 minutes and be up ready to go again. He did NOT pass on that ability. I can also remember sending my son to "go take a nap" - or at least be in his room quiet - so I could rest. Is this what you think of when I talk about naps?
The readings today point out the importance of "going to God." In Genesis, the servant, Rebecca and Isaac all go to God to seek guidance. (Genesis 24) In Romans 8 we are reminded that the "law of the Spirit gives life." (Romans 8:2) But the biggest reminder is in the Gospel reading. Jesus is reminding us to "come" to Him. His "yoke is easy and my burden is light." (Matthew 11:30) A yoke is for two, walking together - think of the picture we have all seen of the oxen pulling a wagon - Emmanuel, God IS with us.
Yes, we are tired and a LOT of things keep changing. Yes, we continue to care for "our" people. Yes, we are "weary" and in many cases "burdened." (11:28) So...are we going to God? Are we asking for direction? Are we letting Jesus walk WITH us? Something to think about.........
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.