Come sit with me a while
I'm so often frazzled. In a frenzy. Rushed and pressed and crushed in by the weight of the day, the hour, the moment. The world beckons me to run in one direction and then another. I get tired, then restless. Then it starts all over again the following morning. There doesn't seem to be anymore quiet space in our days. No room to breathe. No allowance for respite. No break from the monotony of cacophonous chaos. But this is the way of the world, not of my Savior. My Jesus calls to me to rest in Him. To find peace and solace in His embrace. To place my faith firmly in Him where it won't be shaken by the ebb and flow of this world. In those moments when I feel most squeezed, most frustrated, most distant from the person that I so desire to be, I hear a faint whisper. A beckoning in my soul, "Come sit with me a while." It's not a loud call or a jolt to my senses, but a quiet, sincere invitation to come breathe in His presence. To reconsider my priorities. To put the proper things first. To realign with the One who makes me who I am. To just be. In these moments, He calms me. He remakes me. He reminds me who I am in Him. He comforts me. He teaches me. He fills up my heart with gratitude and invites me to take a walk. He beckons me to come sit with Him for a while. And I do. And it's lovely.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 MSG