What Easter Means for the Worn and Weary

So I can’t pinpoint why exactly but, the other day, I found myself fighting tears. They were so close to the surface all day long.

Maybe there’s no good way to describe that feeling. It’s just that suddenly those emotions you’ve been trying to ignore, well they finally get fed up with being forced into silence. They demand to be heard!

And there comes a time when you stop pretending to be tough and you start being honest with yourself.

 

You’re just worn out.
(Or as we like to say in the south, “worn to a frazzle.”)

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But when we bring our daily struggles to Jesus, we are acknowledging our faith in His ability to save us. We are declaring our belief in a living God who redeems our life from the pit.

Remember the story of Lazarus? After he died, his sister Martha came to Jesus who said to her,

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 

She said “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God…” and Jesus went on to raise her brother from the dead. 

What about you? Do you believe this?

Do you think it’s possible that Jesus can take a heart like yours, worn and weary though it may be, and make the miraculous happen?

I do. Trust in Him and, as the song says, “All that’s dead inside will be reborn.”

That’s the reason we celebrate Easter – the whole reason for a cross and an empty tomb.

REDEMPTION!

“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.” Luke 1:68

You can hear the song, “Worn” performed in this visually stunning video below by the Christian band, Tenth Avenue North. (Trouble viewing? Click here.)

Here’s a quote from lead singer Mike Donehey’s blog:

If we come to Jesus with anything more than nothing, we come with too much… He’s after a grateful people, not a perfect people. He’s after a responsive people, not a self-helped one. Live loved. That’s our call. That is our job. Even when we’re worn out, worn thin, and feel like we’ve got nothing left to offer Him, all He demands is our nothing.

 


4 thoughts on “What Easter Means for the Worn and Weary

  1. Thanks Debbie! After reading this my husband asked if I was okay. Guess that’s the risk of writing about tears. It can make you sound a little unstable. 🙂

  2. I have to say that I understand the whole tears thing because for some reason (maybe it’s that frazzle thing here too) I find myself in exactly that state lately. I loved your words this morning. It prompts me to want to take out the gospels and write down every questiion that Jesus asks in circumstances. I think there is a huge blessing in the answers if that makes sense. Hmmm. That might be inspiration for a whole Sunday school series for me.

    Thanks for the hope this morning, and I really do HOPE you are feeling better.

  3. This is a post pointing us to hope, in the days leading to Easter. Tears may come but hope will arrive soon.

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