A few different uses of the word went through my mind, but rather than overthink this, I'm just writing tonight.
My husband just returned from an overnight business trip. Normally, at the end of the day, he is my relief of duty. He takes care of bathtime with our three sweet children (who I'm running short on patience with as they yell in the 5x8 echoing bathroom with the fan etc) and tucks them in, reads a Bible story and prays with them.
Without a cell phone, he had no way to tell me when to expect him tonight, so I kept looking out the window as the half hours ticked by. One of my three was home with a light fever today and her little sister doesn't attend school normally Thursdays, so I had extra time with them and was looking forward to his return.
Would that I could place so much of my burden as well on Jesus!
That He gladly was my relief of duty.
The message of grace has been relieving me of so many burdens lately, that I want to be sure and share the music (lyric) video of "Greater" by Mercy Me.
Most impacting is this bridge:
"There'll be days I lose the battle
Grace says that it doesn't matter
Cause the cross already won the war
I am learning to run freely
Understanding just how he sees me
And it makes me love him more and more
Greater is the one living inside of me, than he who is living in the world."
I am relieved of perfection because Jesus was perfect and I can live my life trying to glorify Him and give praise to Him for sparing me the wrath and punishment I daily deserve.