Another Monday has arrived and yet again our country is hurting from tragedy. My first thought was: I have no words.
I mean…what do you write after waking to the news of over 50 Americans killed and over 500 injured at a concert in Vegas by another American?
How could something so horrific happen in America? It’s mind boggling.
Honestly, my next thought was: People need Jesus.
I don’t mean that in a flippant cliche kind of way. I am as serious as I can be when I say it, and I believe it to my core.
What is wrong with people? They need Jesus.
How do we deal with this heartache for our country?
I’m tired. I’m sure you are too. Aren’t we all just so tired of the heartache?
We are weary. We feel the burden that is enveloping our country. I have felt it all day. But then…a friend of mine posted our former pastor praying for Vegas. He was the pastor of our church when we lived in the Midwest.
Seeing his loving face and hearing his gentle voice as he prayed live on Facebook brought tears to my eyes and peace to my heart. Even though I had been praying off and on all day…hearing him pray brought me such comfort. I felt my body relax. Had I been tense all day?
As my mind tries to deal with the events of today, these very words of Jesus come to mind:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” ~ Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
If your soul is struggling and you need rest, Jesus really is the answer. He offers it freely and lovingly to you tonight. All you have to do is give your burden to him. *
We have a tremendous amount of heartache going on in our country. It’s heavy and we are hurting, but there is a way through it. His name is Jesus and He is the way.
*PLEASE NOTE: If you have questions about how to give your burdens to Jesus and put your faith safely in Him, please feel free to contact me.