Thursday, April 10, 2014


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

I am weary and tired. This is going to be one of those blog posts that is brutally honest. It is April 10th which means I have just over 3 months left in China. Don't get me wrong, I love it, but to be honest, I'm tired. I have been going non-stop since I arrived back in China the end of December and it is wearing on me.

The Lord promises that when we are weary and burdened, He will gives us rest. I am leaning on that promise today. As much as I love China, it's a hard place to live. After being here months on end, I just need a break. Thankfully, I'm about to have a little upcoming "vacation." Laura and I are flying to Beijing on Tuesday for a few days. Yes, I'll still be in China and no, it won't be relaxing (although we are planning on relaxing at least a little), but it'll be something different. And right now, I think I just need something different.

I want to finish my time here strong. I want to be able to give of myself completely until the day I leave. The Lord is not done with me here yet and so I will press on. I will rest on His promise that He will sustain me and give me the strength I need, just when I need it.

1 comment:

  1. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

    It seems to me that you have done more with your life than most, and I think that's going to count for a lot when St. Peter is looking up your file (which hopefully will be in many, many years!).


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