Friday, March 9, 2018
Five Minute Friday - Tired
Linking up with Five Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt - this week's word is "tired." We set a timer and write for five minutes and stop and then link up here!
My very first thought when I read the word prompt this morning was this -- "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Mathew 11:28
My next thought was of all the folks I know who are indeed tired and weary. I work in a place where we go non-stop for many hours a day and many of my co-workers are tired.
I also thought of all the moms with little children. I vividly remember that kind of tired - the kind of tired where you are totally exhausted at the end of the day . . .with nothing left to give anyone.
Because I work in a church, I'm also aware of those who are care-givers - those who take such loving and good care of their spouses, partners, friends, and neighbors. Many of them are tired. I thought of the coach from my high school who has been diagnosed with a fast growing cancer and he is tired and his wife and daughter and son are tired.
I thought of those who are in troubled marriages - both spouses are often weary.
I thought of those with illnesses - who have to make multiple trips to the doctor (my housekeeper and her mother!). They are tired after spending another night in the ER.
I thought of the doctors who are taking care of all those folks and how weary they must be.
I then remembered that God is always with us - always - even when we are more tired than we have ever been. HE is the one who gives us rest - he is the one who give us peace - he is there with us when we are so very weary. Even when we are too tired to call his name . . .he is there with us.