Help me remember to rest

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Our society is filled with stressed out people. I see it all around me.  My kids are stressed, my grandchildren are stressed, my friends are stressed and at times, even though I try hard to keep my life stress-free, I am stressed! 

Want to know who isn’t stressed?  Anyone sitting in a rocking chair!

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting with a friend on her front porch.  We sat in chairs and gently rocked back and forth as we rested and chatted about our lives.  Sitting outside we were able to hear the birds chirping, we watched her children playing in the yard, and we felt a light breeze on our face, all while we enjoyed each others company.  It was a little bit of heaven to me!

What is it about a rocking chair? I think it is our invitation to rest and simply breathe. It’s a way to take a break from whatever is stressing us out and be still. 

I encourage you to take a break and remember to rest.  God wants us to rest in Him and what better way to do that than sitting outside in a rocking chair enjoying nature!

Tracy Lynn

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