Matthew 11:28 (MSG)
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
I rested. There were no challenges draining my life source. There were no claws scratching at my innards. There were no lingering aftershocks from the work week. I simply rested. I am still resting as I write this post. There were no fires requiring a downpour of latter rains. I simply rested. Recounting it all now, my mind remains in a state of rest.
I was never a loud worshipper. I recall my first full-out corporate worship experience. I remember being extremely taken aback by the outcries all throughout the sanctuary. I used to wonder if it was just me. I do not anymore. I am a silent worshipper. Even now, I cannot recall a true uncontrollable outburst of public (corporate) worship. There was one time, I came close. However, even then, I closed myself off from the corporate experience.
I speak of worship, because, my day of rest was all about my idea of personal worship. Without any musical instruments, gospel CDs, or even Pandora, I simply worshipped my Creator. Unable to fully explain this experience, I offer the following. As promise, it all moved into Easter Sunday with me renewed to fight another day.