Here is today’s short Bible verse, followed by a couple of questions. Then you can read the Bible passage the verse comes from and think and pray further.
Today’s Bible verse:
“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11.28,30)
How might this verse give comfort to you when times are difficult? Do you have particular concerns or burdens at present? How can these words of Jesus help?
Here is the verse in its context in St Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew 11. 25-30)
At that time Jesus said, ‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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 find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’
As you reflect and pray on this words you may like to be still and breathe gently as you say ‘Come to me’ as you breathe in, and ‘I will give you rest’ as you breathe out. You may like to do this for a few minutes.