Dear Wonderful People,
I do hope this email finds you well.
I’ve been continuing to ponder on what it means for God to lift up those who are bowed down and it really reminds me of a vision I had many years ago of people walking along the streets wearing great bags tied round their necks. Due to the weight of the bags, almost everyone was bent over double finding it difficult to see where they were going and written on the bags were long lists of contents ranging from things (specific material possessions) to people (close friends to famous people) to emotions etc). I started to point these things out to people and offer to help lift the bags off but they just got annoyed with me and said they were fine. But this is what Jesus says to those who come to him:
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
Jesus’ burden is light. He doesn’t add to what we carry, rather he asks us to hand it over to him and replaces it with a lighter burden.
Today’s talk continues along the theme from Sunday (Psalm 146:8b) but not in the same way as the paragraph above. Instead I consider what it means for us to be bowed down before God with a quick look at the beatitudes in Matthew 5. To watch / listen to today’s talk, please CLICK HERE.
Much love and Blessings,