It is here. The last holiday of summer! Tomorrow marks the beginning of a new school year, the march toward fall and winter and those amazing Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. It is hard for me to believe that summer is over for another year.
As I reflect on Labor Day, and take today off, I find myself very, very grateful to be able to work in a private practice that I love as much as Journey to Hope. I find it an honor to be able to get up in the morning and join many of you as I labor in the field of counseling. It is my prayer that you feel you are the recipient of that honor of journeying to hope in this season of your life.
I also am reminded that many of you are carrying heavy burdens as well in your workplace, or in your work at home, and it is also my prayer that you will take a day today to rest and be thankful for the work or the calling that God has you placed in right now in your life. He gives us so very much to do, and He always gives us the ability and energy to do what He has called us to do.
A verse that always comes to mind when I think of rest, is Matthew 11:28-30, which says “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Praying for you to find a margin of rest today on this Labor Day holiday!