Today we begin a section of scripture we call Psalms. They are ancient prayers. They have been sung and read for thousands of years. They are unafraid. Every human emotion can be found in these prayers. Nothing is left out. They are raw and beautiful. Picture David crying out to God in Psalm 22. Then we see 1000 years pass with the Jewish people singing this prayer again and again. Then Jesus on the cross. "My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?" Over 2000 years later we are still invited to see how God invites us to interact with him. These prayers are not a hobby and they are not a religion. They teach us what a relationship with the creator looks like. These are God's words to us about how to speak to him.
Today, those words are about suffering and pain. They are unafraid and ready to walk with us into the human experience.
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28