She sits beside me.
We bow our heads.
This German daughter of mine.
We say the Lord’s Prayer.
“Our Father. . .”
She prays in German.
One day. . .
Every knee should bow and tongue confess.
One day the language will all be the same.
No more barriers.
And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
I long for that day.
My soul grows weary with the ache around us.
Marriage Covenants broken.
I can not bear the weight.
Yet are we, God’s people, called to bear the weight?
Are we to be heaven laden with burdens not our own?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Repeatedly God calls us to bring our thoughts and requests to Him;
To lay them all at the foot of the cross.
He asks us to let Him carry the weight and the burden.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
29 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.
30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I bow my knee this morning.
I let the burdens fall to the cross.
I let all that weighs me down be carried by the One who loves us so.
He will carry us.
We are held.
Our souls long for relief.
We were created for praise.
We were created to serve.
One day, He will come again.
Until then we carry on.
I don’t want to carry the burdens meant for God.
I don’t want to be weighed down and not be useful for his Kingdom.
One day all these burdens will disappear.