Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Rest for the Weary

My coworker Danny is a total character. He's a 50-year-old genius sales guy who has a wonderful wife & 7 great kids! He's a busy one, but he has a total zest for life unlike anyone I've ever known before... along with the most contagious laugh!!

Danny is leaving us in a month. He's going to train in PA with a team of church planters, and then come back to our area to an existing church plant as their lead pastor. It's incredible. I'm sooo excited for them, but we will miss Danny something fierce! 

There's nothing quite like having a pastor-like coworker around to encourage and bless you throughout your crazy days and weeks! 

Yesterday was one such conversation. I was feeling incredibly overwhelmed and exhausted, and just poked my head into his office as I walked by to tell him hello. We got to chatting, and he very kindly asked me how I was doing with genuine concern. I tried to pretend like everything was okay but he saw right through it. 

He started talking about just how amazing it is that we have a promise from the Lord that we can come to him whenever we are weary and he will give us rest. True, true rest.

And I absolutely needed this reminder!

Matthew 11:28-30 says "Come to me, all 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." 

Rest. What does that mean to you? 


And just think about those last few words "my burden is light". Really think about that, isn't it just incredible?!  

Wow, so phenomenal that he carries all our burdens. Why do we keep striving to carry them all on our own when he is always there for us? 

Something to think on when I'm weary and heavy laden. 

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.... For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." 

Let that just blow your mind!!


Katie G said...

Leif and I look rediculous in the second picture. I'm sad to hear that Danny is leaving, but it doesn't shock me. He is very gifted and will be a terrific pastor.

Rochelle said...

Now Katie, no one would have ever known the difference if you hadn't identified yourselves, lol!! ;) I'm sooo excited that you have a blog going now and even an official name & picture with your comments, yayyy! Proud of you. :) Yeah, we are soooo sad, but indeed he's going to be a huge blessing to so many by becoming a pastor! I hope he still comes around like Bob does and speaks at chapels and such.