Come to me all you that labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. [Matthew 11:28,30]
After Easter, i was uplifted but also exhausted and in need of a rest. When you are tired, your concentration is diminished and you are more vulnerable to having an accident. This is what happened to me: i sprained my ankle. It was late one evening, and i was alone at home. Coming down the steps to make a last cup of tea before going to bed, i mis-placed my foot and it collapsed over the edge of a step. My ankle twisted and i ended up in a heap on the floor. I sat there and cried. The pain was excruciating. Somehow i managed to get some painkillers out the bathroom cupboard, and got myself into bed. So after the high of Easter, i came crashing to the ground and felt very sorry for myself: i felt alone, unsupported, unappreciated and unacknowledged. As humans it is not always easy to engage in selfless service. There is a strong desire for affirmation, appreciation and acknowledgement. This energizes you, and when you don't get it, it is easy to become disheartened. But God knows how we feel, and He cares, and He lifts us up when we are down.
The next day, God sent two angels to care for me: good friends who are healers gave me energy healing sessions. Another two people who are both ministers unexpectedly phoned me and prayed for me and for healing. One of them was Colleen, who called to tell me that she had another gift for me: 2 large matching wrought iron Celtic crosses. They had been stored in her office for 3 years, and that morning she suddenly felt inspired to give them to me for our Spiritual Centre. I said to her: "You do not know how meaningful this is: I am feeling very down: physically injured with a sprained ankle and can't walk, and emotionally feeling a lack of care and appreciation for all that i do. You giving me these 2 crosses is a very personal sign of God's love for me. He knows all that i do, and he cares. The timing of this gift was incredible: it came at a time when i so needed it."
God sees all and He cares, even when it seems that no-one else does. God sees and knows what humans don't see and know. My life is dedicated to His service. It was like the crosses were a gift from Him after Easter to say: "Thank you for all your hard work. I see and I know and I care." Thank you dear Lord for this gesture of visibly demonstrating Your love. The beautiful crosses are a testimony to this, and they will always remind me of God's love in a very personal way. Every time i see the crosses i will remember it <3