The stories are endless. Loss of jobs, layoffs, businesses closing, shortage of supplies. What are we to do? He tells us here in Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
1. Come to me – too many of us have turned from God. It may be that we never believed. For others, we wear our crosses and Christian Ts but don’t really look to God and spend time with Him. Instead, we go about our days until something bad happens. He desires a relationship with us. And this invitation is for ALL. We all become weary and burdened. Yes, some burdens are far greater than others but He cares about them ALL.
2. Lean and learn from Him – we are directed to take up His yoke. A yoke was a harness for cattle and oxen. It’s purpose was to make their loads lighter. He is offering His yoke for us so He can carry the load. All we have to do is take it. And we learn from His actions and His word by taking up the Bible and it’s instruction.
3. Find rest for our souls – we are all searching for something, especially in times like these. It looks different in each household but all of us seek peace and rest in our on ways. Finding hope in Christ is easy and the burden will be lighter should we trust Him to carry it for us.
He is waiting. Go to Him. Find rest for your soul. This is my prayer for us all.