Some days I wonder why I still continue to write this blog. It doesn’t have the highest number of readers. And, boy, there are lots of mornings when it’s work to write. However, when I think about you, and when I think about my own personal development, and when I stumble across good news like this- I wonder how can I not write!
“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.” (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)
Seriously, look at that. The son of God is saying watch how I do it, watch the way I use grace, watch the way being a follower of me is supposed to work. And it is awesome!
That is a paraphrase of a verse that you’re probably pretty comfortable with here
“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.” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV)
For me this morning reading it in the message and then returning to these more commonly know words really reemphasized what the Christ saying. He is providing freedom from the old structure of laws, from the man-made expectations of perfection, and from our own idea of what we are supposed to be. Instead, he is giving us a way that is full of grace and forgiveness and becomes easy and light. That, my friends, is good news and should be shouted from the mountains. How could I keep from writing!