28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)
I just found out that one of the guys who was at New Beginnings died last week. I didn’t get to know him as well as I would have liked. I did pray for him occasionally but not as much as I should have. It is sad because he was young and had his whole life ahead of him. I guess there were things in his life that he just could not overcome. It breaks my heart.
I don’t know what else to say. I have been in some dark places in my own life. I have felt lost and full of despair. There have been times when I just didn’t think I could go on. I have been weak and worn. It’s a shame that it takes a tragedy to make us stop and really think about those who are struggling. Lord, don’t let me become apathetic. Help me love people who are broken and feel lost. Let me be a light.
Grace and peace.