Saturday, April 28, 2007

Come to Me, all you who labor

Photo from Afghanistan by Joseph Marion
"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

It is not that we cease from labor but that we are occupied in a new kind of labor and we find rest for our souls in Jesus. Come unto the savior. He calls us to learn of him. And yes to do so means to cease from labor, from laboring for self interest. We begin to be followers, surrending our own pursuits to the pursuer of our heart. Like David we say "His gentleness has made me great" for His yoke is easy and His burden is light!


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