Extended reading: Matthew 10:35-11:24 take up cross to follow Jesus; Jesus and John the Baptist
25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
In the first part of this scripture Jesus said, “I praise you Father because ‘YOU’ have hidden these things from the wise and revealed them to little children.”
The well known section of the verse, ”Come to me, all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” It is so powerful and is written so concisely. We can all take it to heart in these few words. “you will find rest for your souls.” THAT IS MY PRAYER FOR YOU.
Dear God, you are our source of rest and peace. When we lay our burdens down before you, you take away our weariness as we learn to put our trust in you. Your love and power are beyond our human understanding, but we are grateful beyond measure for the rest, the peace you offer in Jesus Christ our savior. Amen.