Posted by Rev. Jon Dunbar

Dear friends of Christ, the readings for this Sunday will be Psalm 145:1-14; Zechariah 9:9-12; Romans 7:14-25a; Matthew 11:25-30. When it comes to our enjoyment of work, much depends on the kind of boss we serve. If your boss is a negative or mean-spirited person who is quick to criticize your mistakes and heap on extra work without warning, then chances are you will hate your job no matter how meaningful it is. On the other hand, a good boss can make even the most difficult job not just bearable, but even enjoyable. Keeping in mind that every Christian is a servant of our Master Jesus, see how this Sunday’s readings describe him. He is “gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Psalm 145). He is a “righteous”, “humble”, and “peace”-loving King (Zechariah 9). He is “gentle and lowly in heart” with a yoke that is easy and light. If the phrase “serve God” or “follow Jesus” stresses you out or sounds like one more burdensome task on your long list of “to-do’s”, then you need a break. You need to spend some time resting in the words and promises of your Master.  As you discover more of what he’s really like, you will see why he’s the world’s greatest boss and why there is no better job in life than serving him. God bless your week!