Sunday, 20 May 2018
Burdened ( Matthew 11 v 28 - 30)
I stood and watched a heavy steel girder being lifted by crane ,it made me ask the question ,how did they lift heavy weights,years ago?, how did they manage to build the Pyramids?.Of course there are things that many of us carry everyday,that weigh us down, guilt is a heavy burden for anyone to carry. In the story of Pilgrims progress,the main character is called Christian, initially he has to carry a large burden on his back,this burden is his sin, it bowed him down,and we read he wanted to be rid of that burden, It was only when He came upon a cross,that he lost that terrible burden. Then he is told ,these wonderful words,''Thy sins be forgiven thee''. his sins were gone ,God showed Him mercy,and to all who come to him ,with their load of sin, could that be you? and then like Christian ,you can say,that your sin's have been forgiven. John Bunyan Blest cross, blest sepulchre, blest rather be , The man that there was put to shame for me.