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Sharing Our Faith Together

Come Unto Me

by Stuart Malkin 15 April 2021
Previously published on 19/5/2020. We continue to publish new thoughts but hope you find encouragement and blessing in revisiting some that have been published previous

In April 1742 George Fredrick Handel’s first performance of his great work “Messiah” took place. One beautiful piece that is memorable can be read in Matthew 11:25-30.

“ Come unto Me and rest”

At that time Jesus said “ Father Lord of heaven and earth I thank you because you have shown to the unlearned what you have hidden from the wise and learned. Yes Father this is how you wanted it to happen”.

“My Father has given me all things. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal Him.

 

Come to me all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Take my yolk and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit: and you will find rest. For the yolks I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light”.

Come unto Him from The Messiah

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Prayer:

Father God, numerous times you have asked man to come to you. Jesus Son of God, you asked people of your time and still ask today to man to come to you. Holy Spirit, continue to enter into man’s lives so that changes can be carried out beyond man’s understanding.

Amen

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In the last 39 years Ann and I have been married we have had a dog in our family for 35 years. We have always felt that these wonderful animals have loved us as we have loved them. The first thing you need to teach your new member of the family is its name. Shortly after teach him to follow your commands, the important one being COME.

You may be wondering what has this got to do with a thought for the day. Well I would like to lead you to a second reading this time from Psalm 8:4-6

What are human beings that you think of them; Mere mortals that you care for them. Yet you made them inferior only to yourself. You crowned them with glory and honour. You appointed them rulers over everything you made. You placed them over all creation.

Numerous times Jesus speaks of animals of his day because the listeners would understand about sheep and oxen. In Matthew 11 he refers to yokes and he can ease the burden that can be experienced.

The psalmist talks of man’s place in creation. We should be honoured to find ourselves only inferior to God. However being responsible for all creation is something to behold.

There is no doubt that we sometimes feel tired and fed up by what is going on. This is a time we need to learn the basics of faith and trust. Remember our Father and his Son knows us by name and he also knows our mental health. If we listen at times like this he more than likely is saying come and I will give you the physical, mental and probably spiritual rest that you require at this time.

May the Lord bless you and keep you now and forever.

Amen