I have read the sayings of Plato and Cicero and they are very wise and beautiful; but I never read in either of them: ‘Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give thee rest.’ This is something unique and life changing for anyone who will belive in Jesus (St. Augustine of Hippo, adapted)
The Word of God
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NLT)
Today’s reading: Isaiah 13-16
Really Busy: Isaiah 13
In his beautiful book, “I Shall Not Want,” Robert Ketchum tells of a Sunday School teacher who asked her group of children if anyone could quote the entire 23rd Psalm.
A golden-haired, four-and-a-half-year-old girl was among those who raised their hands. A bit skeptical, the teacher asked if she could really quote the entire psalm.
The little girl came to the front of the room, faced the class, made a perky little bow, and said,
“The Lord is my shepherd, that’s all I want.”
She bowed again and went and sat down.
That may well be the greatest interpretation of the 23rd Psalm every heard.
Today we are reminded that Jesus offers each one of us the opportunity to step back from the activity that keeps us so busy, the frustrations that rob us of peace, the doubts that frustrate our spirits and the noise of our world that drowns out our faith and look to Him for the peace we all so desperately desire. The empty tomb established that Jesus is all we need and don’t forget He is coming back!
God’s richest blessings on your journey and Be There!