Hear Pastor Cecil read today's Evotional
LABOR TO RECEIVE REST!
Matthew 11:28 – Devotional
“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
It seems that this call of Jesus to come to Him and we will receive rest is what we long for when we feel crushed by the cares and burdens of everyday life. That is until we read further in this passage and discover that He calls us to become yoked with Him. Some cleaver jokester has commented; “Is this a yoke?”
I assure each of us that being yoked with Christ is not a laughing matter. The fact of the matter is that to take on the yoke of Christ actually is finding a deep and enduring rest that assures us of eternal rest.
Not only can we be assured of eternal peace and rest, but we also find a peace here on earth that passes all human understanding. In the midst of the storms of life we can find rest for our souls.
If you are struggling beneath the crushing cares of this world, I urge you to join with those of us who have found that the yoke of Christ lifts our burdens and brings joy that is abundant and exhilarating.
Blessings dear hearts walk with God today and be a blessing!
– – – Pastor Cecil
One Year Bible Scripture for Today
One Year Bible Reading for July 7th:
- 1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17
- Acts 25:1-27
- Psalm 5:1-12
- Proverbs 18:19