Thursday, September 25, 2008
Hope, Rest, & Strength in the Word
Today Sophie gets a reprieve from volunteering as a TOUCH dog to spend time in the glorious Fall sunshine.
I'm feeling weary and wanting the life-merry-go-round to slow down--even STOP for a short while. When I get this heavy feeling, I know my body, mind, and soul are weary (more than just tired; in need of spiritual renewal). It's been a summer and fall of taking on some extras, and extra miles on the highways contribute to the weariness. I wouldn't trade time with family members and friends for anything. That's priceless. But this morning I knew I couldn't push myself one more step. I thought it was best to cancel Sophie's and my visit with the TOUCH teams to brighten the veterans' Thursday afternoon. We'll take a break from volunteering, and hope that we can bounce back, feeling energized and renewed soon.
Do you feel weary? Need rest and renewal? It helps me to remember these Scripture verses:
Jesus says, "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28
Even Jesus got away from the crowds of people to rest and reflect!
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2