This summer has been a busy one. We’ve sold our home, packaged up our goods and moved to a home half the previous size (makes for creative arrangings). Moving is such the laborious and time intensive activity.
In fact, I traveled to speak at EFY during the middle of all that and if it weren’t for some very good friends’ help, we never would have been able to be out of the house in time. The very next week, my husband and son went on a scouting high adventure for days on end. Then soon after that, my son was hit by a car while on his bike!
But as if things weren’t “interesting” enough, my husband also traveled to Greece to meet his relatives for the first time – right soon after we moved into our new place – with so much to do in his absence.
All this in the middle of my husband working full-time, going to school full-time, and participating in two different internships, on top of his church service. And both of our family’s computers have gone on the blink, making it nearly impossible to email or to follow through with my own responsibilities.
But above and beyond that, I’ve had to deal with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia flare ups. Ugh…what frustrations! These “fibro” moments are a challenge, never being able to predict which days are going to be “high energy” days. With so much to do and so many writing projects I’m wanting to complete, it’s been difficult at best – on top of all the other summer ’07 demands. Top that with the conditions in the world currently and at times it has felt overwhelming.
All this is why I’m so grateful for the scriptures. I love them. They mean so much to me. And it is on days that I’m feeling low that verses like the following ones mean all the world to me. They make the burdens become truly light. The peace that comes during scripture study fills my heart and helps me re-gain the peace that only the Savior of mankind can offer:
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matt. 11:28-30)
What a blessing that the Father of us all has given us the scriptures – to aid us in our happy AND sad moments. May your burdens be equally as light!