Come Unto Me

A Poem by Ann Weems


When the journey gets too hard,

when we feel depleted,

when our compassion

   turns to complaining,

when our efforts toward

   justice and mercy

   seem to get us nowhere,

it's time to remember

   the humility part--

that it is God who has made us

   and not we ourselves;

that the saving of the world

   or even one part of it

      is not on our shoulders.

It is then we can come unto him,

   and he will give us rest.

With rest we'll remember 

   what it is we are about.


Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."  (Matthew 11:28)