” Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. ” Matthew 11:28
In the Gospel, Jesus invited those who were tired and heavy burden to come to him to find rest. Take the yoke of Jesus and put it on to learn from him because he was gentle and humble in Spirit, ” There is no rest except the rest in Jesus Christ, he is peace himself.”
The yoke Jesus gave was easy and his load was light. It was because Jesus had already taken over the burden of our heavy loads upon his shoulder as he had carried our cross.
Our yoke is heavy and difficult because it is a man made tool. By nature, we are greedy, selfish, proud, deceitful and arrogant because of sin.
All these make us live a defeated life. We are unable to have a focus to live as Jesus lived. We are just miserable and anxious.
Jesus who is our Lord knows our weakness and needs. He said, ” My Father has given me all things. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son chooses to reveal him. ” Matthew 11:27
Therefore, Jesus invited us to go to him to unload our burden to him. Go to Jesus, whose yoke is easy and his load is light. Learn from him who was gentle and humble in Spirit. There would the tired from carrying heavy loads find rest. A rest given by Jesus, both physical and spiritual.
Learn to trust and rest in God.