For my yoke is good and my burden is light. Matthew 11:30
One occasion Jesus said, ” My Father has given me all things. No one knows the Father except the Son and no one knows the Son except the Father and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. Come to me, all of you who work hard and who carry heavy burdens and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For my yoke is good and my burden is light. ” Matthew 11:28-30.
Jesus is the Son who knows the Father as the Father knows him. Being God himself, he can demand everything of us because he does not come to us from outside; his influence reaches the depth of our heart. For the Father has shown to the unlearned what have hidden from the wise and learned. This was how the Father wanted it to happen.
Come to me : Though Jesus would not relieve the load but by placing his yoke upon us, and give us the means of carrying the load. Jesus the patient and humble teacher, enables us to see the mercy of God in our lives and in our own cross. He shows us the love of God even in the requirements of the law. Only God is good; like wise, is the authority of Christ.
We all long to be loved and we hope to live a good and easy life. However in the society, life is difficult and burdensome. Jesus, the Lord knows all these thus he invites us to go to him. His love would give us hope and strength to find rest and lean upon him to relieve tiredness.
My soul finds rest in Christ alone.