Thin is in. And I’m not talking body-image. Have you walked through the electronics section of a store lately? The TVs they have now are almost thinner than my cell phone. And my cell phone is so thin, I can practically fit it in my wallet. My computer is thin too; I’m afraid the kids will snap it in half when they pick it up.
And all these amazing, thin devices do more than ever before. My TV doubles as a computer. My phone does more than every digital device I owned in my entire childhood, combined.
I have tried to expand my technological know how with all our thin devices, but really when it comes down to it, I do the same things and I haven’t really added anything new.
Lately, I’ve felt stretched thin. By life. By responsibilities. By necessities.
I can do so much. But only so much.
My husband and I work hard to keep our lives at home. To be un-hurried. To not rush.
And yet, we wake up at 6, we go to bed at 11. We are working almost every minute of the day at something.
This is our life. Filled with kids, work, school, cooking, and our church community. It is really, really full.
And in meeting all the needs, all the necessities and demands, we are getting stretched thin. Because no matter what’s going on, what’s needed from us, we only are able to do so much, so we drop things.
My husband said he feels like this is a stretching time. That he wants us to grow and achieve and not crumble into a puddle of tired and crabby.
Because we’re not just thin on time. We’re getting thin on grace. And peace. And rest.
“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”” Matthew 11:28-30
There it is. Rest for my soul.
There will always be times that are so crazy and full and busy, but there is somewhere to go. To Him. For rest. For His yoke. For His teaching. To learn His humility and gentleness.
We are praying for you, that you will experience His rest, His humility, His gentleness, His easy yoke today.