Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly of heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-31
These are the words of Jesus.
Have you ever been completely worn out, even to the point of physical or mental exhaustion? Jesus has a remedy for those times. He invites us to join Him.
Have you ever seen an ox yoke? There are two parts to the apparatus; an ox yoke is made for a team of two oxen. The animals are to work side by side as the farmer directs them.
In this passage, Jesus tells us we can share our burdens with Him, and He will teach us what we need to become rested, and even stronger.
He lightens our burdens, He takes them onto Himself, thereby giving us the rest we need.
Don’t we all have times of needing to ‘slip into Jesus’ yoke and His presence and allow Him to carry our burdens for us?
This is a wonderful reminder. I need to do this now as it's been a busy stretch with company and whatnot. Thanks so much for sharing this, Cecelia. Hope all is well with you and your family. :) Have a blessed week!ReplyDelete
Karen: It's nice to hear from you. Thank you for stopping in. Yes, we need to rest to keep up our strength and to keep a clear mind. Jesus took time away from the disciples and the crowds to commune with God. We should do likewise. Peace and blessings to you and yours.Delete
Oh, yes, we do need His help in carrying our heavy burdens. Thank you for this beautiful analogy that helps us to understand what Christ was telling us in this story. It is always so much better when we let Jesus carry the load and He gives us rest. I am so grateful for His gracious gift of rest.ReplyDelete
Pam: Thank you for your kind thoughts. This is something we all have to do. Jesus went away by himself to get rest. We, as His children need to strive to practice this as well. Peace and blessings.Delete
Oh, I love this, Cecelia! It so encouraged me, I shared it on Facebook! My word for 2019 is "rest," but I'm struggling to find it. You helped me today, dear friend. Keep up the great work!ReplyDelete
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Jeanette: At times, we find ourselves worn out and then we may exhibit a cranky attitude; at least, I do. We have to follow Jesus' example and find time to rest. Peace and blessings.Delete