The people were burdened… 

Jesus had a clear understanding regarding the plight of experience that people in His earthly ministry knew. The Jewish were oppressed, angry, confused, and misled. The government, religious society, and the frustration led the way in that cultural climate. Like light shed in dismal darkness, Jesus words penetrated the hearts of those who heard.  

 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30) 

Jesus invited those who were faint and overloaded to find quiet rest in Him. Jesus did not direct them to a system or school of thought but rather to Himself. With agricultural imagery, Jesus said to harness themselves to His teaching as He brings quality and hope in His care of their condition.  

What wonderful words for us to consider today. Sometimes we find ourselves burdened for a variety of reasons. While being weighed down in life, it is marvelous to know by experience the rest Jesus give to us by trusting in Him.  

May you always find confidence in Jesus as He invites us to come to Him. 

Blessings to all. 

P. Craig