WEEKLY DEVOTION











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Jesus said, ”Come
to me, all you who are struggling and hard and carrying heavy loads, and I will
give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28


 


Early this spring I was
picking red raspberry patch in our small berry patch.   I noticed the heavy-laden branches spring up a
little as the berries were removed.   The branches seemed to say,
“thank you” when as the fruit was removed, and its branches had less weight to
carry.  Seeing the heavy-laden branches spring up made me think of Jesus’
promise in this scripture reading, “I will give you rest.”   


 


Berry bushes don’t struggle
with the same type of challenges that you and I face.  There are times
when we become weak, tired, non-productive and are weighted down by worries,
concerns, illnesses, financial matters and unanswered questions.  There
can be unmanageable workloads, relationships or marital problems even in the
church challenges exist.   Like the red raspberries we can remove our
load by trusting Christ who is ready and willing to give you rest.  


 


Dear Jesus, we need you, we
all carry some type of load in our heart, come and lighten our burden, grant us
your love, grace and peace – help us to find rest for our soul.  - 
Amen 






Everyone is welcome at Archdale Friends Meeting. Each individual is loved and respected. There is that of God in each person and we desire to help each person find the path to Christ and His salvation.