Interesting that this theme comes up just as The Mom posted that she’s feeling stressed about all the choices she has for her Play Time. The idea of all the things you have to do or get back to, little though you may feel like it. Around here, the feeling is one of "I sure could have slept longer this morning!"

And our verse-a-day email for today just answers these feelings so well, we have to put it here:

Matthew 11:28
[Jesus said,] "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Thoughts on today’s verse:
At the end of the year, it sure is nice to be invited to rest in Jesus. So before we begin a new year, let’s pause and place our hopes, our future, our dreams, and especially our burdens down at his feet and let him give us rest.

Teach me, O God, to learn to rest in your grace and providence more and to worry less. I want to surrender my burdens to Jesus and let him teach me his way and how to find his rest. Sometimes I am so tired and weary I don’t think I can continue, so please, dear Father, let me find rest in Jesus. Through whom I offer this prayer. Amen.

(The Mom sighed with pleasure/relief, even reading it the second time!)

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