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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Today is the last day of summer for students and teachers here in Michigan. It’s the last day of rest and independent time schedules. For some that is a sad thought but for a teacher who just so happens to love her job, it’s a good day. It’s my last weekday morning of quiet prayer and hot coffee on my front porch until next summer. I realize I’m spoiled! I get to go to a job each day that I truly enjoy. But…today’s post is a teeny one because I have a day full of tasks to finish preparing for my new batch of middle lovelies.
Today as we celebrate Labor Day, I think we should focus not on the physical labor we do but on the labor of carrying all those things on our heart that make our days heavy. This verse from Matthew’s Gospel offers such hope and peace. Today along with resting our body, let’s rest our spirit and set down our burdens so the Father can bring rest to our souls. Take some time today to prayerfully ponder what those burdens are; grief, hurt, un-forgiveness, anger, worry…repeat this verse again and again and let the peace and consolation of the Father’s words wash over you!
A Seed To Plant: Join me in prayer throughout the day as we call to mind and take to God all those we know who labor under heavy burdens of the heart.
Blessings on your day!
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