“Rest,” Joanna Weaver said in the DVD, “is defined as inner tranquility while engaged in necessary labor.” We are in Chapter Four of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World.
All I could notice was the clean house around Joanna. Dust didn’t color the armoire gray. Where the wall met the ceiling, the paint lines were straight. All I could notice in typical Martha way was my imperfect house compared to the artfully arranged set around Weaver.
In this chapter, our teacher challenged us to unburden our lives from things that make our lives too busy. This week has been especially busy (hence, the reason for no blog). As I looked around the room, I saw weary faces of people going through different seasons of their lives. The DVD showed a wagon filled with rocks. At each stop on the way to the top of the mountain, the bearer met people who needed help. Those people kept asking the bearer to take their burdens to the top of the hill when God only asked the bearer to lug his own rocks.
We all have trouble saying no.
“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.”