I’m done.  As in, I need to be “off”.  I’ve been very “on” the past couple of days & my “plate” is heavy.  My plate is not just heavy for personal reasons, but also for the things I encounter around me.

This morning, I arose before anyone else, brewed my cup of coffee (thank you, Keurig, for making this such a quick process) and sat before my open Bible.  I was ready to soak in the caffeine and soak in God’s Word.  I needed to do both of these. At this point in the morning, it was a toss-up as to which was more vital.  (Kidding, of course…really…I know God is more important than coffee.)

Brandon got up too, and was in a different room studying as well.  This is when we prepare for the adult class we teach on Sunday mornings.

Then, our daughter, who arose earlier than normal, came downstairs and started to talk to me.  Our daughter is wonderful, caring, sweet, precious, and she loves to talk.  Like. a. whole. lot.

I knew this situation was about to be combustible.  I needed to soak up Jesus, so I didn’t stink up the world around me today, and I needed to soak up my coffee.  So, I sent this text to Brandon:  “Rescue me.”

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(I’m being very real with you all, so please don’t judge me right now.  I try to give my kiddos my undivided attention whenever I can, since I know that they will one day become teenagers and may not want to talk about all things under the sun.  This is why I must get up before they do, so I can give God my undivided attention.)

Brandon called her over to where he was, and they chatted until it was time to go get ready for school.

This got me to thinking…I’m so thankful that my Lord does not have an “off” button.  He never tires of our chatter.  He never tires of our burdens.  In fact, the Lord is described as our Strong Tower.  Our refuge.  Our strength.

For You have been a refuge for me,
A tower of strength against the enemy.
Let me dwell in Your tent forever;
Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings.                                                       Psalm 61:3-4

I was “done” after two full days.  Our Lord is NEVER “done”.

If you are heavy-laden, if you are carrying around a burden, if your plate is heavy with the things that you see around you, listen to these words of Jesus:

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.            Matthew 11:28-30

Let’s rest.  Let’s lay down our burdens and pick-up the yoke of Christ.  It’s not a fair trade…our burdens are heavy.  His yoke is light.  That’s exactly how He wants it.  He wants to carry your burdens, sweet one.  Lay them down, and pick Him up. You won’t regret it.  You will find rest.

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