Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30.
Linking up with Five Minute Friday – writing for five minutes on the topic REST.
For me rest came when I turned off the highway of life unto the back roads, country roads, the less traveled roads. The view is much different. The world doesn’t go by in a blur, in a frenzy, but rather at a pace that allows for beauty, REST. Meandering creeks, barns reaching up to heaven, and hillsides blanked in snow; replaced cars, trucks, and semi’s racing past.
I had to say no to good activities for the best ones. I no longer sit in the bleachers and cheer for my children, I take walks with them, learning whats on their hearts and mind. I have time to be fully present, instead of frazzled and stressed.
God made this all possible. He said SLOW! I said NO! He said SLOW! I said NO, NO, NO! He said SLOW! And reluctantly, I said YES! The world may pass me by. But I would rather obey my God, hear is Wonderful Voice, and enjoy every moment with my husband and children.
Rest has brought me closer to my loving Savior and those I care for the most.
Rest dear friend!