My feelings made me care, They went with me everywhere, I was afraid people would see just how they embarrassed me, So I somehow put them on a shelf, In that way I numbed myself. One day I invited Jesus in, And let Him cover all my sin, He told me feelings are a gift, Heavy ones — He would lift, Now I let them come and go, He never lets me lose control. Life is short from beginning to end, It's not too late to begin again, Put fear of feeling on delay, And let some emotion show today. "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 11:29-30 *Draw Near is now accepting poems for Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions.