Matt. 11:28-30 NLT
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
Life is complicated. The primary reason for this is that people are complicated.
We are complicated and we complicate things.
When we attempt to figure out how to navigate life’s complexities we end up making things worse, in all our own wisdom.
Just a few verses prior to this passage Jesus thanks the Father for hiding the truth from those who think themselves wise and revealing it to the simple-minded. The Gospel message is that we don’t have to do it alone anymore – there is a better, simpler way.
The weight and complexity of life becomes light and simple when we align our lives to Jesus. If we can, by His Spirit, match His pace and share the load with Him we will see more return in our lives than we ever could in our own efforts. Light and simple - a blessed life.
- Jeff Mason