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Matthew 11: 28 30 ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and bur­dened, 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 fi nd rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my bur­den is light.’

Are you weary and bur­dened? Paul had that thorn in his flesh all his life but Je­sus said to him: ‘My grace is suf­fi­cient for you.’ Look what Paul achieved for the ex­ten­sion of the King­dom. Peter dis­owned Je­sus just as Je­sus told him he would, yet Je­sus comes back to re­store Peter and once the Holy Spirit came upon him at Pen­te­cost he preached and 3000 were added as Chris­tians that day.

Down through the ages many can re­count how at the low point Je­sus has said to them: ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and bur­dened, and I will give you rest.’ And they talked of that peace that came to them that great peace that passes all un­der­stand­ing. Al­ways re­mem­ber that great Hymn, ‘What a friend we have in Je­sus’, the last verse goes: ‘Are we weak and heavy-laden, cum­bered with a load of care? Je­sus is our only refuge: take it to the Lord in prayer.’

The won­der­ful thing is that Je­sus may be call­ing out to you to­day He never changes. Rev. Joyce Wat­son. Isle of Iona.

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