i coordinated a mailing this past week at work. the goal = 3,200 cards inserted into 3,200 brochures sealed with 3,200 stickers!
in other words, repetition.
i spent a good part of the week doing the same few motions over and over again. and i was a little bit surprised to find out how much that exhausted me. which got me thinking about how doing the same action over and over can wear on you.
kind of like... our sin?
those things that burden us as we find ourselves doing them over and over. the repetition of falling to them again and again leaves us exhausted and weary.
::side note. repetition can also be refreshing. good, godly, life-giving habits can be formed through repetition. but this same tool has the power to drag us down into depths of sinful despair and discouragement.::
"come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and i will give you rest. take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for i am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." (matthew 11:28-29)
it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. (galatians 5:1)
Christ is the answer to our weary, sinful selves. He offers us freedom from our sins. He came to give us life, and He offers it to us freely and in abundance. you don't have to be burdened. i don't have to be burdened. we don't have to be burdened. are you living today in the freedom He so desires to give us?