By, Tim Irving – Evangelism Team
“Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, learn from Me, for I am lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matt 11:28-30 This has always been one of my favorite verses, especially after trying to carry a heavy yoke for way too many years. The world and the enemy love to lay heavy yokes upon us, weigh us down with almost unbearable burdens. They love to see us discouraged and in despair. That’s what the relgious leaders were doing to the people, burdening them with laws and regulations that were impossible to keep, and that was one of the many things Jesus came to do away with! His yoke is easy! He came to be our righteousness, He nailed all man made religiousness to the cross, He is our propitiation, He bore our sins, He is mighty to save and save us He will! He only asks us to humbly follow Him and obey a few simple, common sense rules that are for our own benefit not His! His yoke is easy. Life is not a bed of roses or a bowl of cherries, troubles will come, but when they do, He wants us to cast all our cares on Him for He cares for us! He wants to help us! He wants us to come to Him first, in all things, He wants our hearts to trust Him! Don’t let the world drag you down, keep your eyes on the Lord, let Him give rest to your souls. Help others to know His yoke is easy and His burden light and that it has exceptional rewards!