Bible Reading: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
It is the birthday of the NHS! As we give thanks for this, and realise our reliance on NHS workers in times of crisis and uncertainty in our lives, we listen to Jesus' words of welcome and comfort, and realise that our ultimate dependence is on God, and our ultimate comfort is his love shown to us in Jesus.
"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light"