Work from Home
by Danny Tariman
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
It was one of my busiest weeks.
On a work-from-home arrangement, one would think that work-life at home would be a lot easier. On the contrary, it is not.
The usual 9-6 working hours is just not possible. As the head of operations of a 24×7 financial institution, the work-from-home just aggravated my working hours – averaging 12-14 hours a day!
The daily grind – requests, incidents, problems, and all of its related tasks was eating a lot of my personal and family time. To a point when even during weekends I have to coordinate with and chase all the stakeholders. It was literally too much of a burden.
I am so blessed that my family is very supportive. No complaints heard from them; only words of concern, words of encouragement – that held me to keep moving on.
Today’s verse reminds us to come to Jesus.
Indeed, during those chaotic weekends, I would devote my time praying and listening to Him. I would tune-in to a Christian preacher and take every word that is proclaimed. It strengthens me. It removes the heavy burden from my shoulders. And my soul receives peace.
Reflection: Are you heavily burdened? Is your work just too much to think about? Come to Jesus, He can remove your burden and your troubles.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for coming into my life. I lay down upon your feet all my burdens, all my troubles. Grant me peace and rest. Amen!