Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of June 28, 2009
- Chi Rho Reflection for the Week of June 28, 2009
As one of the on-going ministries of Chi Rho
Press, here is a selection from our book of daily
devotions, "Living as the Beloved: One Day at a
Time," by the Rev. Dr. Sandra Bochonok.
Please read the Scripture passage and Dr. Bochonok's
meditation. we hope you will be blessed.
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For the weary and burdened
Jesus said, "Come to me, all you that are weary
and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give
you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from
me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you
will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is
easy, and my burden is light."
Have you ever been exhausted? Burdened with many
worries and anxieties? Stressed with inner turmoil
and conflict? When was the last time you really
rested and just breathed with God? When was the
last time your soul felt full of rest?
Come to this soul teacher. Jesus' lessons are
instantly available and free to every student.
His yoke is easy and burden is light. This
Teacher is gentle and humble in heart. He is
available to all and offers profound rest for
our souls. We can lay our burdens on him. He
cares for us. Jesus is fully trustworthy. His
very presence offers us spiritual hospitality
and generosity. He offers us inner sanctuary.
Rest is good for our souls. Never underestimate
the power of a nap. I have lived and worked with
people who sometimes had to work more than twenty-
four hours at a time. Some would be too exhausted
to eat at the end of their shift. All they wanted
to do was sleep. Sleep can produce miraculous
restoration of perspective, strength, humor,
courage, and endurance. Rest is a precious gift
from God. For those who are sick and in pain,
sleep can mean blessed relief from suffering.
Rest rejuvenates. Exhaustion debilitates.
Rest brings us into wholeness and healing.
Sometimes we just need to rest with God.
Jesus invites us to rest in his presence
through these gracious words of comfort and
help. Yes, God, I need this soul rest today.
Grace and peace,
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