When I find myself in times of troubleJohn Lennon & paul MCCARTNEY
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom
Let it be
It’s one of the most interesting sermons I’ve heard. I was at a Community Church in Oklahoma City for the Christmas Eve service.
The pastor preached about how Mary said that she was the servant of the Lord, “let this happen to me according to your word.” (Luke 1:38)
Of course this isn’t what the song means. Yet, it was basically what Mary, the Mother of Jesus, said.
Let it be.
Rest is kind of like that. Or even doing something that brings us joy — a form of rest.
We have to let it be.
We, (read that as I), cannot wait to rest until everything is done. If Jews celebrate Sabbath at the stroke of sundown whatever isn’t done, simply isn’t done.
It can wait.
Rest takes precedent.
As we saw during Jesus’ death, the women had to wait to apply spiced oils until Sabbath was celebrated. Then, they could take care of the dead.
What can you let go of to rest. Lennon and McCartney did mean to let go of your troubles. They meant “let it be” as mantra of rest. ❤