I don’t know about you but I’ve definitely reached that time of year where my alarm clock doesn’t seem to do its job anymore. Most days I’m feeling exhausted before I even get out of bed and when I begin to think about the day ahead I am completely overwhelmed. By now many of you will be preparing for exams, end of term shows and various other events that this time of year brings. There’s no denying it is a busy season and it can seem difficult to find pockets of time to properly rest.
I wanted to encourage you with some words God has been reminding me of recently;
'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
Throughout the gospels we read how time and time again Jesus took time to withdraw and be with His Father - even the chaos. These words encourage us to watch how Jesus does it, to follow his lead, something which God has been prompting me to during the craziness of the winter months.
So what does it mean for you to learn the unforced rhythms of grace in this season?