Come to me, all who are weary

Today’s reflection is written by Easter Lutheran member, Laura Ring:

Snow-laden trees--photo from Laura Ring

“Come to Me, all who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” – Jesus (Matthew 11:28)

This is the verse that came to me as I looked at the evergreens laden with the heavy, wet snow from the February storm. So often after a storm, the clouds dissipate, revealing the blue sky and the bright sun. As the sun shines to slowly melt the snow the branches will become free of their heavy load, permitting them to stand tall and point heavenward.

The same is true for God’s children. We have burdens that weigh us down and Jesus commands us to come to Him to find rest for our souls. When we do, the Son shines brightly in our lives, enabling us to be free to stand tall and look heavenward.