1Find Rest My Soul Pastor Dan ThompsonColumbia Heights Assembly of God
Find Rest My Soul
I am Tired,
Yes, I'm tired.
For a couple years I've been blaming it on iron- poor blood, lack of vitamins, dieting and adozen other maladies that make you wonder if life is really worth living.
But now I found out, it ain't that.
I'm tired because I'm overworked.
The population of this country is 237 million.
104 million are retired.
That leaves 133 million to do the work.
There are 85 million in school, which leave 48 million to do the work
Of this there are 29 million employed by the federal government.
This leaves 19 million to do the work.
Four million are in the Armed Forces, which leaves 15 million to do the work.
Take from the total the 14,800,000 people who work for State and City Government andthat leaves 200,000 to do the work.
There are 188,000 in hospitals, so that leaves 12,000 to do the work.
Now, there are 11,998 people in prisons.
That leaves just two people to do the work.
You and me.
And you're sitting there reading this.
No wonder I'm tired.
We go through life in struggle. It‟s part of who we are. We need to realize that
giving effort IS part of the human condition. Yet, there are things we struggle with in ourChristian life that may not need that kind of struggle. Paul wrestles with this in Romans 7.Jesus was dealing with it in the Gospel of Matthew. Putting these passages together for
reading this week brings us an incredible picture of our condition and Christ‟s solution.
This is, of course, the July 4th weekend.
If you didn‟t notice before, the echoing
throughout the sanctuary probably tipped you off.The story of the American Revolution is probably my favorite time period inhistory. I am enthralled by the bravery of men and women in that time period. I am alsoblown away by the YOUTH of that era.