discipline the unruly,
encourage the disappointed,
nurse the sick,
read the stories,
listen to lots of words,
disciple toward Jesus,
calm the tears,
and a whole host of love tasks.
The ratio of running ragged to real relief is so off-balance isn’t it? Sometimes because we don’t have a choice – other times because we don’t allow for the slow down.
“Come to me all you who are burdened and I will give you rest.” –Matthew 11:28
Maybe you get into Mom mode too. You rush through things that should be breaks.
I am learning that living in the slow moments is a ministry that God uses to clear our hearts and refresh our spirits…but we must give into it.
So as we step into Holy Week, one that is supposed to be
slow and reflective,
rich and repentant.
cheerful and celebratory – may we really find longer moments to sit and soak up all that has taken place and the joy set before us!
Take that lingering shower…somehow. Drive around the neighborhood one more time. Read the pages of scripture. Slower.
This is real life Mommas, and we must not become blurry in the hurry.
Slow down for Him, for you, and for them.
This article originally appeared at Jenny Howell’s blog.