Friday came and went and this whole week feels like one whole blur. After getting up at 1AM yesterday morning to take an almost three-hour drive and sitting in hospital waiting rooms for what felt like all day and then driving back, it was my bed that called me to come the loudest.
Ain’t it funny how one common little word like come can cement itself all deep down in both the corner and the crevices of your soul? I have been ruminating as I often do.
This time of year is known for being Merry & Bright but for every pound of merriness some are enjoying, others are feeling as if they are being buried under the weight of weariness. The twinkling lights of Christmas didn’t suddenly wash away the sorrow of loneliness, pain, or everyday life struggles they been dealing with all year.
When invitations go out during this holiday season people typical want to join together with others who are happy but Jesus extends an invitation to those who are weary. When’s the last time you looked around at the person who looked really exhausted and thought they were the perfect person to extend an invitation?
Jesus invites us to REST.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11:28 (NLT)
To answer Jesus invitation we don’t have to pretend that all is merry and bright, if that is not how we are actually feeling this Christmas. It is not necessary to pretend that we have it all together.
It’s like a come as you are affair.
Even in a season that is known for being busy there is REST to be found and to be held onto.
Even if you find yourself feeling weary instead of merry the invitation to come for REST awaits you.