Friday, October 31, 2008

Carrying Heavy Burdens

This coming Sunday I will be preaching from Matthew 11.16-19 & 25-30. Hear these words that Jesus says: "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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." So many of us carry around burdens ----- I know that I do ----- it is wrapped up in a book bag that is extremely heavy at times. What kind of burdens do you carry?
As I study for this sermon I am going to go on location and study. What I mean is that I am going to go to a place where people carry heavy burdens. I plan on going to the emergency room at Person Memorial and read this where it seems so many people carry heavy burdens. If you have never gone and sat at the emergency waiting room, then you are in for quite an experience. This is the place where hurting people go ---- and we are to weep with those who weep (Romans 12.15). Jesus wants to say to us today who are weary and carrying heavy burdens that we are to take his yoke and learn from him and in this we will find rest for our souls.

1 comment:

Bun 26 said...

Very clever idea to do one about Jesus and what he said to us.