Matthew 11:28-30_Find Rest
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Passage: Matthew 11:28-30

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Q. “What do I need to do to become the me I want to be”?  (Ortberg) “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day” (Dallas Willard)

Both sin and busyness have the exact same effect—they cut off your connection to God, to other people, and even to your own soul. – John Mark Comer

v/28 – “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

v/29 – Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

…Jesus doesn’t offer an escape. He offers us something far better: “equipment”. He offers his apprentices a whole new way to bear the weight of our humanity: with ease. At his side. Like two oxen in the field, tied shoulder to shoulder. With Jesus doing the heavy lifting. At his pace. Slow, unhurried, present to the moment, full of love and joy and peace. An easy life isn’t an option; an easy yoke is. – John Mark Comer

v/30 – For my yoke (my way) is easy, and my burden is light.

“Jesus’ weekly schedule was a prophetic act against the hurried rhythms of our world.” – John Mark Comer