Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Unload Your Burden

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.
~Matthew 11:29-30

In today's Gospel reading Jesus tells us that His "yoke is easy" and His "burden is light." How can that be? Jesus tells us how in Matthew 6:
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

~Matthew 6:28-34

2 comments:

TACParent said...

Ths reminds me of Amy Grant's songs, "Lay Down Your Burden." It's a beautiful song and a great day to play/sing it. Also, think about the poem "Footprints."

Dymphna (4HisChurch) said...

I almost titled this post "Lay Your Burden Down." My mom loved the poem Footprints, especially after my dad died.

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