Advent with Messiah: 8 of 24

View the introductory post for these 24 days with Handel’s Messiah.

Today’s post is about the ministry of Messiah. Note the adaptation of the Matthew texts from the first person (me, I, my) to the third person (him, he, his).

Then shall the eyes of the blind be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb shall sing.
-Isaiah 35:5-6

He shall feed His flock like a shepherd; and He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
-Isaiah 40:11

Come unto Him, all ye that labour, come unto Him that are heavy laden, an He will give you rest. Take His yoke upon you, and learn of Him, for He is meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
-Matthew 11:28-29

His yoke is easy, and his burden is light.
-Matthew 11:30