Saturday, 12 January 2013
There are times in life when we all get totally exhausted.
Whatever it is that occupies our time, be it work, raising a family, caring for others or doing voluntary service, takes so much out of us that we can no longer carry on.
It could also be a problem on our mind or some other concern that weighs us down to total weariness. We feel physically, mentally and emotionally drained.
Our exhaustion is not always just physical. Sometimes it is through years of carrying unnecessary baggage which originate way back in our past. Our up-bringing perhaps, broken and hurt relationships, misunderstandings, unhealed pains and regrets. They build up on our backs and become a part of us just like a camel's hump until the weight is too much to carry and with one more straw we flop down to the ground unable to stand.
Like a boxer who’s received too many knocks we feel like falling down and not get up ever again.
It is said that on His way to Calvary Jesus fell three times. Of course, this is not in Scripture, but we can assume that after being tortured and beaten, and forced to carry a heavy Cross made of sin, He would have fallen or stumbled at least once.
He could have stayed there on the ground and died on the spot. But He got up and went on to do His Father’s will.
Let this be an example to us when we’re so tired we feel like giving up. Let us try one more time for His sake.
“Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest”. Matthew 11:28.