Friends, I’m tired today. Are you?
Tired of the novel coronavirus that’s still causing illness, suffering, and death. Tired of the racism and injustice that continue in spite of massive protests. Tired of those who say black lives matter while acting just the opposite. Tired of words, words, and more words. Today I’m even tired of my own words.
Then I remember these words of Jesus:
Come to me,
all you that are weary
and are carrying heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
That’s exactly the kind of rest I need.
So today I’m laying down my weariness and resting in Jesus. I’ve already written about Responding to COVID-19 and Other Crises, Black Lives Matter in Canada, Naming Anti-Asian Racism, Anger: To Ignore or Respond, and that will need to be enough words from me for now.
Instead of writing more, I’m going to listen again to this song that Christianity Today calls “America’s quarantine anthem.” The song is actually from Nigeria, written and sung by Sinach, a Pentecostal worship leader, who tours internationally, and is the first African to top the Billboard Christian Songwriters chart. “Way Maker” has inspired churches around the world and has also been included in some of the demonstrations for racial justice.
“You are here, moving in our midst,” Sinach sings. Today I’m resting in that Spirit, moving among us and at work in the world.
Writing/Reflection Prompt: Are you tired too? How do you re-charge?
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