As I was sitting here, I was reminded of some notes I took in church recently, and this came to mind, "Ma vie repose en Christ." "Reposer" is the verb "to rest" in French. I like this verb choice because for me, it means "My life rests in Christ." In times of utter exhaustion, like tonight, I rest in Jesus Christ. I give Jesus my life, my ministry, my work, my stress, my worries, my tiredness, all. I give it to Jesus because Jesus tells us to rest in him - Jesus replenishes us.
God - thank you for this reminder tonight, may I focus on you every day this week, as we unpack, continue learning a new language, balance school schedules, meet with people, begin our ministry, and be a family together.
And may you, as you read this, find rest right now, today in Jesus.