Benjamin Vrbicek of Community Evangelical Free in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania wrote a post about exhaustion in the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog which is writing quite a bit about how some evangelicals are responding to the medical crisis wants to add this to the archives.
“Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.”
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NIV
Benjamin Vrbicek is the teaching pastor at Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He did a post that I read tonight that I wanted to add to this blog’s work on how evangelicals are reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its his take on Matthew 11:28-30, the passage that says, “all who are tired and weary come to me and take up my yoke and learn from me.” This is probably the more well known verses in the Bible. Benjamin then breaks the passage down and applies it to different people and positions in society. From my reading this is a warm and pastoral post during a dark time. You can read the post in, “Come to Me All Who Have COVID Weariness, and I Will Give You Rest.”