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    by Cecelia Lester

Rest for the Heavy Laden
Date Posted: January 27, 2023

Come to Me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV)

Words spoken by Jesus.

In this passage, Jesus invites certain people to Him. Those to whom He extends His hand have fallen into a special group of society.

He addresses those who are overworked, have a lot of responsibility that has been thrust upon them, those who are under a lot of tension, There are those that have issues laid on them by others.

He tells them that He will guide them through to be stronger as they learn of Him.

“In Jesus’ day, taking the yoke of another meant coming under that persons leadership and walking in that person’s footsteps.” 1

My best friend is going for physical therapy at this time. She goes, gets her treatment and then comes home and rests for a while. We all need to follow Jesus’ invitation when we find ourselves stretched to the limit of our endurance either physically, mentally, or emotionally.

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Biography Information:

Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..

She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog

She has  served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action  by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'

She and her husband of 54 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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