We are in full swing for the holiday rush. Thanksgiving has just ended and now the Christmas season is pushing down hard on many of us. The commercialization of Christmas has made it difficult for so many people, it has become hard to "rest" in the reason for the season. There are family obligation pressures, financial pressures, host/hostess pressures, work deadline pressures, travel pressures, the right gift pressures etc. etc. etc. None of these pressures have anything to do with the reality of Christmas. Jesus is the ultimate gift, allow him in to your heart, and let him give you "rest". That peace that you will receive will get your through everything else.
O - Jesus is telling us, He can handle everything. There is no issue or problem too big, just give it to Him. Once you have taken off that load, you will be allowed to rest and enjoy life.
A - I will give you all my burdens Jesus. I will run to you anytime something is to big to handle or carry. I will come to you even if it is a small request. My strength comes from resting within you. I am strong because I do not have to carry my burdens alone.
P - Thank you Jesus for lifting the weight off my shoulders, for easing my mind, and for taking on my troubles. Thank you Lord for allowing me to rest while you do all the work. Thank you Lord for carrying me when I was weary and thank you Jesus for the "rest".