Are you having a real struggle? Come to me! Are you carrying a big load on your back? Come to me — I’ll give you a rest! Pick up my yoke and put it on; take lessons from me! My heart is gentle, not arrogant. You’ll find the rest you deeply need. My yoke is easy to wear; my load is easy to bear. (11:28-30)
Today’s choice of passage is entirely emotional. I need to hear these words. I need to meditate on them all day long. Some days I don’t believe the way of Jesus is easier, but he says it is. Will I believe that? Some times I can think of a million other things to help me find rest, long before I go to Jesus. Will I go to him first? Praise God in faith that he is gentle and offers us something better and lighter and more blessed.