Due to MEcfs, yes yawn boring isn’t it, I can rarely attend a church gathering, service, meeting etc. Apart from recordings or online broadcasts. Although I did manage to attend a prayer meeting for Ukraine in the Spring. This happened to be prior to my power chair arriving. I’m looking forward to the next opportunity to be out with my husband, where he is freed from pushing me in my trusty manual, and I can zoom along beside him chatting.
Anyhow. Whilst bedrest continues, now on week four. I watched the recording of a recent gathering by the church outreach group I am connected with locally. My husband used to play in worship with them a few years ago, but had to stop due to working schedules.
As I watched the recording, I had an amazing WOW moment. The discussion subject was the very well known scripture from Matthew.
Matthew 11:25-30 New Living Translation
Jesus’ Prayer of Thanksgiving
25 At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!
27 “My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
Many folk may well be familiar with these verses. Especially the ‘my yoke is easy…the burden I give you is light’.
And of course we realise, that by Jesus using the term His burden being LIGHT, is talking about the weight of life which isn’t placed on us by following Him. In fact our worldly burdens are being lifted from our shoulders too and placed at his feet unconditionally, to be set free from the stress of it. We don’t have to focus on the load, take more load on, or be stuck with it minus options. And He will not add to the load. He creates or adds no load. His ‘burden’ is purely peace, freedom, love, grace, healing and rest. Still a lot to take in. And what an incredible promise.
The WOW Moment
As I reread the scripture in my NLT and followed it, whilst also listening to the gentle preach. I had an amazing WOW moment with the word ‘LIGHT‘.
Not only does the word light mean not heavy, which is very clear. And not being of this worldly weight. But it was suddenly and very clearly saying to me that the burden I give to you is LIGHT itself. His LIGHT, His LIGHT in a dark world. He is giving us LIGHT, shining in dark places, in the dark recesses. Flushing out the darkness. The LIGHT being with us, around us, within us.
“…the burden I give you is light.”
I sat in bed in sheer amazement. I have known this scripture for years and yet have never seen this before. What an absolutely wonderful illumination. And now holds an even deeper meaning than ever before. I then set to highlighting the text and dating it. I like to do that. It encourages me to be reminded that God is speaking to me through scripture all the time.
So, I am blessed. The preach deliverer concurred that they had received the same revelation during the week. Wow! Just wow!
I hope it encourages you too.
Have a blessed day⚘