Redeemed and Rested

Matthew 28:11 MSG. Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

The unforced rhythms of grace. I never knew what that even meant. I never even knew what that implied.

Darkness has a way about it. Walking and never knowing the way. Running and never knowing company in its truest form.

I think the best way to describe being lost, it appears as a large black hole. A region of space having a gravitational pull, that no matter can escape. It’s force, traps as a vacuum.

But then a met a man. A man who is defined by truth and love in it’s purest form. In that moment, my darkness was vaporized in his light. His light pursued in such a captivating form. I couldn’t escape the beaming. No longer able to resist his advances towards me.

Jesus waited on me for 12 years. Patiently waited. If anyone has sinned, it’s me. If anyone has broken the heart of God, it’s me. If anyone had rejected God, it’s me. I forced myself from him. Yet he stayed. Waiting.

Finally, I came to a crossroad. My demise had found me. Ashes and brokenness. My life came crashing down. I surrendered and waved my white flag.

To my surprise, he had never left. He was right there. Standing next to me.

Although, I had rejected him, he took me in. Gently, patiently and carefully. Loving me and washing me from the ugly of my brokenness. Grace is messy and unafraid.

I can speak today of the grace and transformation of Christ. I am a pillar of the scripture, 2 Corinthians 5:17. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Once was tired. Now I am fully at rest.

My story of redemption. My story, redeemed.

Keeping the green light on,

Speak for the Unspoken

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