Weariness seems pandemic these days. It comes from carrying too many burdens for too long. Sadly this can often feel amplified at this time of year.
Externally, we are overburdened with too much to do and too little time to do it, work stress, financial stress, family conflicts and responsibilities....the list goes on.
Internally, the burdens are silent but just as big (if not more); wondering if we measure up, anger, anxiety, grief, depression, shame...this list also goes on.
While the burdens can feel even bigger at this time of the year; it is also the time to remember that this is the time we celebrate the birth of the Burden Lifter.
We celebrate Christmas because God came to us rather than waiting for us to come to Him. God became Man in the form of a tiny baby, Jesus Christ.
O holy night! The stars are brightly shining
It is the night of our dear Savior's birth...
He experienced the burdens of this world and He did so without sin. Because of this we have a Savior that can help us throw off the burdens that aren't meant for us to carry and walk with us and help us to carry the weight of those that we do have to bear. His yoke is easy and his burden is light (Matthew 11:30).
A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices.
Rejoicing Because He Came...