Mid-week Eucharist

Church News | Wednesday, 8 December 2021 |

By Joan

'Take my yoke upon you'

'Take my yoke upon you'

We enjoyed two beautiful readings at this morning’s mid-week Eucharist – Isaiah 40: 25-end and Matthew 11: 28-end – In her address Revd Diana, suggested that we imagine that Christ’s yoke is not that of a man, but that of two farm beasts who work together with a double yoke, for the stronger animal supports and gives aid to the animal who is weaker. Jesus, being the strong one who is gently, humble yet mighty and us who are the frail ones. Under Christ yoke and promised support we will – as Isaiah tells us – have our strength renewed and we shall not faint. And as Matthew tells us that Christ urges us to ‘Come to Him if you are weary for, He will give you rest’. Both scriptures are well worth a read, especially if you are burdened with worry or care…

Isaiah:31 But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Matthew 11: 28- Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; 30: - For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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