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Matthew 11:28-30

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“For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” Exodus 20:11 God doesn’t just suggest or encourage rest, He commands us to rest (Exodus 20:8–11) and He led by example (Genesis 2:1–3; Exodus 20:11). Walter Brueggemann in his book, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now,” makes a great statement about God resting. He says, “Divine rest on the seventh day of creation has made clear (a) that YHWH is no a workaholic, (b) that YHWH is not…

Picture this: A wooden yoke is fastened over your neck, and that harness is attached to a heavy plow behind you. Not exactly an appealing proposition. As humans, we don’t like the idea of being restrained or put under something, because — shhh — that sounds too much like submission. And yet, Jesus told us to take His yoke upon us. “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…

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 So many people in our world are struggling, trying to carry their burdens alone.  They do not realize that there is One who is waiting for them to call on Him and let Him bring them peace and joy. I feel like sharing a poem that…