Monday, May 10, 2021

Rest

 


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. ~Matthew 11:28


Little big girl

Tuckered out and worn

By demands of world

Unfriendly, hostile

Innocent heart longs

For peace, serenity

Cat Henry embraces

Melts your cares away

Intercedes with Father's

Blessing, reassuring

Beloved of what's true

And always will be

When God's rest is yours

You can trust in Him

Amen

30 comments:

  1. That quotation from Matthew is so dear to me. I need it so often. Thanx be to God.

    God bless you and your family, Martha.

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    1. It is dear to me, too, Victor. We all need to rest in the Lord.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. I'd say that is "one tired puppy." Oops I mean cat. I mean little person. Yeah, even children get tired and need a break. Loved the thoughts expressed in the poem Martha.

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    1. Poor Virginia was a bit under the weather last week, Bill, and certainly needed to catch up on her sleep. When Sarah sent me the photo, this poem just jumped into my head. Glad you enjoyed it!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Only one place we can find real rest.

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  4. Beautiful poem and photo!
    Blessings!

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  5. Dearest Martha Jane,
    What an endearing picture; telling so much about feeling loved and giving love and protection. Perfect verse added.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thanks for your kind words about the poem, Mariette. Nothing like feeling and giving love!
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Oh my goodness, what a picture and poem... sad in one way, beautiful at the same time! Well written.

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    1. I'd say bittersweet, Marja, but we all know who our ultimate comforter is.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. One of your best, Martha! God's blessings provided for the child in all of us.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mevely! God's blessings do provide - always.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. What a precious picture! Purrrrrfect! And I love that passage of scripture too. Thank you for this moment of rest. I needed it.

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    1. You are so welcome, Pamela! I thought this was the purrrfect photo, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. When God's rest is yours

    You can trust in Him

    Yes, yes, yes, Martha!

    Powerful poem, friend!

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    1. Amen, Karen! We can trust in the rest God gives us in Jesus.
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Love it Ms. Martha. Can there be anything more peaceful than a child sleeping? Maybe a "Child of God" resting in the shadow of our Father's wings.

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    1. Amen, J. D.! May we all find rest in the shadow of His wings.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Boa tarde Martha Deus cuida de nós em todos os momentos, quer bons ou maus. Grande abraço e muita saúde para a sua família.

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    1. Thank you most sincerely, Luiz! God does ever take care of us with His loving touch.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Sometimes God speaks to us through his animals--even independent, moody cats. What a sweet picture, Martha!

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    1. Cats can certainly be independent and moody, Nancy, but good ol' Henry breaks the mold. He loves Virginia beyond measure, and the bond runs deep. I do believe God speaks to my grandchild through this loyal kitty.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. Awww... precious little girl all tuckered out. Bless her heart. What a beautiful photo!

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    1. Laurie, Virginia was really worn out at this moment my daughter, Sarah, took the photo. She came home from school complaining of a sore throat and had a bit of fever. Rest is exactly what she needed, and Henry knew he needed to be there with her. I guess wearing masks at school doesn't work, does it?
      Love and blessings!

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