Heavy Burdens

I collected stones from the beach for years, looking down much of the time at the water’s edge. Each was uniquely beautiful so it was hard to choose. Pounds of heavy rocks traveled home with us. As we prepared to move to a different home I kept finding containers filled with stones gathered over the years. They journeyed with us.

Soon after moving I thought to myself, “What are you holding on to?” I poured all of the stones into my herb garden. Releasing them back to the earth lifted a heavy burden. I don’t have the urge to collect rocks anymore. I enjoy their beauty and may bring one or two back with me, but now my gaze is higher.

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

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