Tuesday, February 25, 2020

REST


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 
and I will give you rest."

Matthew 11:28


"I come to the garden alone, 
while the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear, 
The Son of God discloses.
And He walks with me and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am his own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there, 
None other has ever known."


Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.


In my ladies Bible study at church recently we were asked what was our "word" (in lieu of a New Years Resolution) for the year.   Mine is "Today."  

Where busy-ness seems to have become a badge of honor in todays culture, I want to slow down.  To live more in the present, to do one thing at a time, without multi tasking.   Instead of emptying the dishwasher or making the bed while I chat on the phone with a friend,  I will sit and listen, be present.   To improve the quality, not the quantity of Today.

What's your word?  
Name it, claim it and live it for this Lenten season of 
Rest, Reflection and Renewal.




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