WEARY ONE

WEARY ONE
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Joseph Crater.
Forty-five years old.
New York Supreme Court judge.
August 1930.
Enjoys evening meal with friends.
Leaves restaurant.
Flags taxi.
Drives off.
Disappears.
No leads.
Never found.
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Note to wife.
Attached to check.
“I am very weary.
Love, Joe.”

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Desperation,
Dryness,
Despair.

Infecting,
Intersecting…
The successful,
and sorrowful,
The received
and rejected.
The beautiful,
and broken.
The aged,
and youth.
Impartial, unrelenting weariness....
Despair.
No respecter of persons,
Position,
Status.
~~~
Simple words,
Simply said,
"I am weary."
~~~
Joseph Crater might be you.
Jesus Christ died for you.
Receive,
Remember,
Rehearse His promises:
He sees you,
Knows you,
Cares for you,
Loves you,
Calls to you:

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
And you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30