(The fact I am even out here this morning is a big deal. Iâ€™d rather stay up late and sleep in. Yet the rest of my world doesnâ€™t cooperate with me, so Iâ€™ve been adjusting my sleep schedule. I do love the lake in the morning.)
I noticed and wondered, watching its progress.
Some days are like what is seen from the underside of the leaf: dark, foreboding, and unclear.
Oh to be carried safely on days like this.
Jesus, carry me on dark murky-water days. Let me rest in you like this oak leaf on the water.
On days when you feel far away, when I canâ€™t find you, help me remember this. Â Those you send to me â€œbecome Jesusâ€ to me. They are your gift, making it easier to see you myself.
â€œCome to me,Â all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.Â Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,Â for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.Â For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.â€ Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version (NIV)
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Connecting this week with Kelly Chripczuk Â and Small Wonder Link-up