USCCB - (NAB) - December 9, 2009: "They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength,
they will soar as with eagles’ wings;
They will run and not grow weary,
walk and not grow faint."
I just LOVE today's readings. God is so good and gives me just what I need, when I need it.
Jesus said to the crowds:
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
You would think that the days that lead up to Christmas would be filled with peace of mind and joy filled hearts. Instead we often find that so many things come along to pull us away and we lose our focus. In these readings, the Lord is gently pulling us back and showing us the One True thing that really matters...Him. He is the One that will provide what our hearts are searching for (and then some). What are you 'laboring' for this Advent Season? What is burdening you? Take His yoke upon you and learn from Him! (submission and obedience are key in this)