last day, rejoicing about rest.

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29

Definition of yoke =
something that couples or binds together.
What Jessi is bound to =
an endless effort to be the best at something that I fail
constant comparison that I can't live up to
the need for more energy
a burdened soul
a heart craving more from myself and everyone else
What Jesus' yoke does for me =
frees me from absolutely everything.

So, I may not actually sleep through the night for another few months but you
better believe this week, and this lifetime, I'm rejoicing in the ultimate
rest I find in the completion of the cross.
Without His grace & rest-inducing
love for me, I am like the most frustrated hamster stuck in her own exhausting wheel.

Or like Glory, if we gave her sixteen shots of espresso and left her in the crib.

After experiencing rest in God, I'm more Glory like this:

And that feels nice.
Now, I think I'll rest in the completion of a delightful end
to my first annual rejoice week.