Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Unforced Rhythms of Grace

This morning I read the following passage from Matthew's gospel from Eugene Peterson's rendition in The Message. What a glorious invitation from the Prince of Glory to submit to His loving care!

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

The Message (MSG)
Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by
Eugene H. Peterso

"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."

NOTE: Check out the "post" entitled Peterson's Choice of Words. It appears earlier on my blog but it was written after I posted this one. Don't ask me why! Sometimes I can't figure out what's going on with BLOGGER.


  1. Dear David..Haven't forgotten you. Just been at work for too many hours but will read your posts and comment on them when I get home...From Terry

  2. What a peaceful scene this is David and what a powerful message to go with it!...from Terry