Sunday, July 5, 2020

Today we will talk about freedom as we are invited to come to Jesus and rest in him. This morning we hear Jesus saying “Take my yoke upon you, because its easy and light” but do you know, when he says that, he had been preaching something else, like this. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me.” “If your right eye cause you to sin, tear it out and throw it away” “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” How does that sound? Those are things that seem so hard to practice for anyone, but Jesus was teaching people to do the hard things. Then, he says, come to me my yoke is easy. So what does it mean when Jesus says his yoke is easy and light?