My Yoke Is Easy

This is a mime based around scriptures relating to Christ’s ministry. The purpose of the mime is to show
that Christ does not necessarily remove our burdens but rather supports us through our difficult times.

Characters: Christ
Person in need of ministry
Narrator – does all the reading (also needs someone to do the weights)
Props: Six pieces of card in the shape of weights, each one has one of the following words on
LONELY – UNLOVED – WORRIED – HURT – LOST – SAD

(Christ stands facing congregation with arms outstretched)

Narrator:
He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to
proclaim release for the captive, and the recovery of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those who are
bruised.
(person walks by Christ ignoring him ….then as the narrator reads the following, the props assistant starts
to hang weights on person who slowly sinks down under the weight.)

I have come to….
….the lonely….. (hangs LONELY weight)
….the unloved…. (hangs UNLOVED weight)
….the worried…. etc.
….the hurt…
….the lost….
….the sad….

Narrator: For GOD so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son.

(Christ goes over and stands behind person burdened down)

Narrator: Come unto me all who are heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn
of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart and you will find rest in your souls; for my yoke is easy and my
burden is light.

(Christ slowly starts to help person up, supporting their arms while still carrying the weights as the
narrator reads)
….learn of me….
….learn of me….
….and I will give you rest….
….give you rest….
….find rest….
….my burden is light…
….is light….
….is light…
(person fully raised up and supported by Christ standing behind, both with arms outstretched in the shape
of the cross)

These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you and that your joy might be full.
That your joy might be full.

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