Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Growing up there was nothing like sitting on Baba’s front porch. Mom reminded me of this last week and inspired me to write a series based on those memories. Baba’s porch represents the warmth of home, a much simpler way of life watching the fire flies with space to welcome visitors. With the sway of her rocking chair we could take a deep breath, unwind from the day and spend a few quiet moments with God. (Before the next chore)
Over the next several weeks I invite you to retreat from your busy schedule and spend a few moments beside me on Baba’s porch to soothe and refresh you souls and remind you that He is with you each and every day.
Christ knew that life would be stressful. We don’t need to do another load of laundry, or work longer or harder, or stay up later, or even get up earlier. We need to rest, and Christ, in His wisdom gives us permission to do just that. He not only offers rest, but He invites us to give our worries and burdens to Him.
We have permission to laugh out loud. To simply take time to breath. We have permission to take a break from whatever is weighing us down. You and I have permission to rest, and there’s no better place to rest than a front porch rocking chair in the company of our Father.