Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Rest … it conjures up different images and desires for each of us as we contemplate safe havens and a space where we can take a deep, relaxing breath. So, what do we need a respite from? Maybe we seek rest from our everyday routines, a time out from those who don’t quite measure up to our image of perfection, the continual banging in our head reminding us of our never-ending to-do list, the weariness from sleeplessness, sickness and grief. There is no lack of heavy loads and weary souls that are desperately in need of a good rest.
As the sun rises and sets, our Trinity community is that place of refuge and rest. Look up as you whiz down Forest Avenue on your way, running errands, to and from school, to practice and meetings and you will see the never changing tower, carillon and steeple. These unchanging centennials remind us of God’s enduring offer to rest within, wrapped in his arms of grace and peace.