Daily Lent Devotions from Church Street UMC
Sunday, March 19, 2023 — Morning
By Bill Terry
Come Unto Him All Ye Who Labor
Read: Matthew 11:28-30
I tend to judge music by one highly-scientific criterion: does it give me chill bumps? Right at the top of my list is the duo near the end of Part 1 of Handel’s Messiah. “Come unto him all ye that labor, and he will give you rest.” I recommend finding a recording on YouTube or your favorite music streaming service. Sit comfortably in a quiet room and allow the music to pour over you. The melody is very calming and the verses reassuring, both of which are greatly needed in our world.
Dear Lord, we thank you for the message of tranquility that this music provides. May it guide us through our busy lives with great comfort.