Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Light for Heavy

Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.

In preceding verses Jesus has just revealed His divine association and unity with God the Father.  Now He makes that wonderful invitation that has echoed down through the last two thousand years; "Come to me all who are weary...".  We follow a God who yearns to give us rest.

A day wouldn't go by when I haven't subconsciously rested on this promise of Jesus.  He's not a distant, uncaring God.  He's not a God who piles on burdens to weigh me down.  He is intimately concerned for me, offering to take my heavy yoke in exchange for His light one.  In the busyness of my day today I will take time out to hand my burdens to Jesus and embrace His rest.

Lord Jesus, You are the source of my peace and rest.  I readily take up Your offer of light for heavy.
Little Flower, please pray for me and those I love.

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