“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
A light burden sounds good to a heavy hearted soul. He calls out to all who listen, all who are burdened, all who are ready to give in and says, “Come!” Have you heard the call?
Amidst all the dishes and laundry and housework – He calls – “COME”.
To those in the middle of a religious system that requires more and more effort – striving for betterment and pious living – He calls – “COME!”
In the center of world events - disturbing pictures of riots, earthquakes, and starvation – He calls – “COME!”
It is interesting that He says, “Learn of Me.”
Some teach Christ as the tyrant of all tyrants of all relationships. To them, He is the holder of the hoops demanding us to jump through more and more; requiring us to jump higher as He gleefully watches our efforts at His self – centered request.
That is not the true Christ – it is a god of someone’s making.
He is meek. He is gentle. He is love.
A gentle person understands the deepest pain. A gentle person binds up wounds and applies salve to heal and sooth. A gentle person never pushes me against my will.
A gentle person holds the others persons welfare in high regard and seeks to minister.
Stop jumping. Stop striving.
Learn of Him.
You will know when you have found Him. He is peace.
When you’re in the yoke with him the burdens are light – He gives you His strength to carry them.
The fellowship is sweet. He listens as you share you concerns and worries and fears. He offers His comfort and He gives security with Himself.
Do you hear Him today – the call is the same: “Come!”