“Come to me all you
who labour and are over burdened and I shall give you rest…
might ask come where! Jesus is in silence – in stillness so his
in a lot of places. Whether it’s a church, garden, beach a room
in your home, in your car if it’s a place where you can sit quietly
and be still - Jesus and you are connecting! If you are working,
walking down the street amid noise, places where music is blaring
at home and arguments are flying just to stop and think Jesus
– you are connecting because Jesus is in the silence of your heart.
So every one is welcome to come to Jesus wherever they are he
has made it all very easy no telephones or computers need here!!
“…Who labour and
are over burdened
one who works and who is under stress -
that’s everyone. Everyone is doing something; even doing
nothing is doing something! Stress is a fact of life it can weight
heavy on our minds or bodies until it makes us sink, take us over
and we become overburdened, depending on the type of stress.
“…And I shall give
promises us a rest, a break who doesn’t need one! Jesus is saying
bring all your problems to him no matter what they are hand them
over to him and have a break. If you sit down and mentally hand
your problems over to Jesus in silence your mind will feel rested,
as Jesus has promised
to me and I will refresh you”.
“…Shoulder my yoke and learn from me, for
I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your
yoke is a wooden crosspiece fastened over the necks of two Oxen
pulling a plough. A piece of wood in a cross shape. So Jesus says
– shoulder my cross imagine like the oxen a wooden cross resting
on your shoulder and the other side resting on Jesus’ shoulder
you both sharing the weight like the oxen getting the work done
quicker. Jesus is telling us that he is gentle and that he has
a wonderful heart the best kind a humble heart. We have nothing
to fear in coming to him he will be gentle with us. He will give
us rest – to our worn out souls and renew our spirit.
“…Yes my yoke is
easy and my burden light.”
Jesus is telling us that his cross, which he gives us, is light!!
Just to explain what a cross is as it took me years to understand
that word. Whatever problem you have in your life whether large
or small is your cross. Jesus reckons it should be easy and light!
But is it? A lot of people would say no, I would have said no
years ago until I began reading and mediating on the station of
the cross and Jesus way began to unfold for me my burden was lifted
from me and today what ever the problem I can say my cross is
easy and my problems are light. Our one fault is that we go it
alone not realising we don’t have to we think it all depends on
us, we have to be in control, we have to do this and have to do
that and sigh if only. What a waste of time and energy. The reality
is we don’t have to do anything but to cling on to Jesus and let
him lead us while we learn to accept and to go with the flow.
Turning fear into courage knowing that good comes from all things
and learning to thrust in Jesus’ way – the way to real freedom
life. Jesus promises us he will lead us from the darkness into
the light. Jesus has given us many promises, promises he has never
broken and that will be there for us through all eternity but
to experience the reality of these promises we must be prepared
to take a leap into the unknown .One needs courage and you’ll
receive that as Jesus whispers “do not be afraid I have you engraved
in the palm of my hand” “I love you even till the end of time”
“ I go before you as a pillar of light” “Be still and know that
I am God”.