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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord - Daily Bible Readings July 16,2015


1ST READING
 
 
The actual name of God is not important. What is important is that He loves us and desires to deliver us from slavery to sin, in the same way that He delivered the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt. It is by the work of God that we are saved. He promised to remain with us and never abandon us. What remains to be seen is our faithfulness to Him. How do we respond to the opportunity to serve God and His Kingdom?
 
Exodus 3:13-20
13 Moses, hearing the voice of the Lord from the burning bush, said to him, “When I go to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ if they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what am I to tell them?” 14 God replied, “I am who am.” Then he added, “This is what you shall tell the children of Israel: I AM sent me to you.”  15 God spoke further to Moses, “Thus shall you say to the children of Israel: The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. “This is my name forever; this is my title for all generations. 16 “Go and assemble the elders of the Israel, and tell them: The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to me and said: I am concerned about you and about the way you are being treated in Egypt; 17 so I have decided to lead you up out of the misery of Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites, a land flowing with milk and honey. 18 “Thus they will heed your message. Then you and the elders of Israel shall go to the king of Egypt and say to him: The Lord, the God of the Hebrews, has sent us word. Permit us, then, to go a three days’ journey in the desert, that we may offer sacrifice to the Lord, our God. 19 “Yet I know that the king of Egypt will not allow you to go unless he is forced. 20 I will stretch out my hand, therefore, and smite Egypt by doing all kinds of wondrous deeds there. After that he will send you away.”
 
P S A L M
 
Psalm 105:1, 5, 8-9, 24-25, 26-27
R: The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
1 Give thanks to the Lord, invoke his name; make known among the nations his deeds. 5 Recall the wondrous deeds that he has wrought, his portents, and the judgments he has uttered. (R) 8 He remembers forever his covenant which he made binding for a thousand generations 9which he entered into with Abraham and by his oath to Isaac. (R) 24 He greatly increased his people and made them stronger than their foes, 25 whose hearts he changed, so that they hated his people, and dealt deceitfully with his servants. (R) 26 He sent Moses his servant; Aaron, whom he had chosen. 27 They wrought his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham. (R)
 
GOSPELADING
 
Jesus is always there to help us with the burdens we bear in life. When we look around us, we will discover that people have different burdens and sometimes it may seem that they are unfairly distributed. The struggles and trials in life are not evenly distributed. But we are consoled by the fact that the larger our burden, the more we remember God’s promise to help us. Whatever help we need is available to us if we surrender our burdens to the Lord.
 
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest, says the Lord.
 
Matthew 11:28-30
28 Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”
 
think: Whatever help we need is available to us if we surrender our burdens to the Lord.
 
T O D A Y’S BLESSING LIST
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