An Early Morning Walk

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Life can often be dark and sometimes dreary
And life’s journey at times just makes me weary
In good times, I enjoy having people around me
But in bad times, I can do without their pity.

I’d rather go for a long silent walk in nature
And there my bruised ego to nourish and nurture
Perhaps to hear some words of consolation
And in the quiet, clear my heart of its desolation.

I love to linger under the shade of a tree
And there be grateful for all who sheltered me
Or, to sit and listen by  a murmuring brook
And give all the beauty around me another look

It is restful here and I can put down my burden
Feel my shoulders from the weariness unladen
It is not I do not want to do my share in living
But there are times I feel I have nothing else for giving.

He promised me an easy yoke and a burden light
Like this refreshing forest path before my sight
A fresh sweet smelling breeze upon my face
It is easy to feel His presence within this place

I know that life is hard and it can be tough
People do care but they can also be rough
And when I feel down or like I am being put to a test
I just open up and listen: “Come and I will give you rest.”

Jesus said, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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.”
Matthew 11:28-30

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