Unforced Rhythms of Grace

Matthew 11:27—30 The Message

Jesus resumed talking to the people, but now tenderly.

“The Father has given me all these things to do and say. This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge. No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does. But I’m not keeping it to myself; I’m ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen.


“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me.

Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

For reflection and prayer:
Was there a word or phrase which stood out to you as you listened to the text?
How do you experience Jesus talking to you tenderly? What does his voice sound like?
Journal about your desire for a real rest. What could it be like?
When you watch how Jesus does things, what do you notice?
Keep company with Jesus. Journal your conversation.