Letting Go

This is my “pastor pondering” for our October newsletter at church. I just wanted to share it. Maybe someone else out there needs to hear these words just as much as I needed to write themfall_autumn_leaves_216867!

“The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go.”

I have seen this quote floating around on my social media for several weeks
now. It’s usually paired with a beautiful fall scene. It catches my eye every time
and makes me think about the things in my life that I am holding onto, perhaps too tightly- things like worry, stress, anxiety, busyness, or fear. If I am able to loosen my grip on any of these things, or even better, to let them go, I imagine I would feel lighter, and the world would be a lovelier place.

Matthew 11:28-30 tells us these words of Jesus:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take
my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you
will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

My prayer for all of us during this fall season is to consider the things that
are weighing us down and not allowing us to let go. Cast them upon the Lord and
watch the beauty that will unfold. May the loveliness of autumn be your

In Christ,
Pastor Jill

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