“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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.” (NIV)
28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” The Message.
Two different translations of a famous offer by Jesus to all his followers. They are great and wonderful words for any day. I find them answering a need this Sunday. Do they cause your heart to warm? They do mine. Will we live our Sunday in the light of them? What about Monday...?
Lord Jesus, thank you for providing for my needs even before I knew I had them! Amen.