Monday, 21 November 2011

With the authors permission


I have lifted this from Anita Mathias's Blog Dreaming Beneath the Spires with her permission.  This helped me. Hope it does the same for you.



Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
 and I will give you rest. 
29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
 for I am gentle and humble in heart,
 and you will find rest for your souls.
 30For my yoke is easy
 and my burden is light." Matthew 11.

"Are you joking, Jesus?
I am weary
I don’t know how
I am going to do all the things I want to do.

And is this is what you have to offer me?
A yoke?

But I am already heavily laden
By the burdens of the day.

How can I take on an additional yoke?"
                                                                * * *


"Take it.
Take it.


For then
You will no longer be alone.


I will walk with you through the weary way
Shouldering half the yoke.

When I stop,
You'll stop.
When I rest
You'll rest.
Let me guide you.
Let me astonish you
With the efficiency
When you and I walk together,

When you refuse to rush ahead
Without waiting for me to walk beside you.

We will go only as far as necessary
Do only what is necessary.


We will go through our day
In a slow measured pace.


We will take rest breaks,
Food breaks, drink breaks,
Food for our bodies, drink for our spirits.


You will talk to me through our day,
Asking advice as we travel the narrow way
And I will answer


And when the day is done,
We will rest together,
And I will comfort you."





 

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