We had a great turnout this morning for the Men & Women's Breakfast and the food was out of this world! The group of men & women were blessed with eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes and hashbrowns, and assorted muffins. Gary led the men's devotional this morning and it was centered on the book of Matthew Chapter 11 verses 28-31. The Men's group talked about how to find peace in Christ through being yoked to Him and how Jesus invites people to take his yoke upon them and learn from him because He is gentle and humble in heart. He promises that they will find rest for their souls because His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Lisa led the Women's Devotional and they talked about how Mary’s suffering drew Her Closer to GodBeing the mother of Jesus was Mary’s most tremendous honor and ultimate source of suffering. She witnessed Jesus endure intense ridicule, opposition, and crucifixion. She was the last person with Jesus until his death on the cross. Mary carried a weighty burden and responsibility. As any mother would, Mary wanted only what was best for her son, but also endured great pain and suffering watching her son suffer. In our suffering, God wants us to depend on and lean on God fully. Within our own strength, our personal suffering can attempt to consume us, but we must fully rely on the Holy Spirit to guide, carry, and sustain us through times of adversity. God will comfort us in our suffering and is a consistent presence in our lives. The women also talked about how it would have felt to be Mary and the question was asked as women and mothers could they have endured the same as Mary? The group learned that When adversity comes, God has given us an open invitation to come and find comfort and peace in God.