A YOKE OF LOVE
“Come unto me, all ye that labour 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.”
Matthew 11:28-30 KJV
Pastor Charles Price Jones wrote one of my favorite hymns “Come unto Me”. The words in this beautiful hymn are so true. “Hear the blessèd Savior calling the oppressed, “O ye heavy laden, come to Me and rest. Come, no longer tarry, I your load will bear, Bring Me every burden, bring Me every care.”
There are times when we don’t take our burdens to Jesus and try to bear them alone and then wonder why we get discouraged. We need to remember that Jesus said “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5)
May God help us to take our Saviour’s yoke and allow Him to carry our burdens. He loves us very much and He wants us to have a peaceful and happy life. “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
Heavenly Father, thank You for Jesus. Precious Jesus, thank You for carrying my burdens and for never leaving me, not even for one minute. I love You so much. Heavenly Father, I pray for all who are discouraged, lonely and hurting, please comfort and encourage them. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweSeptember 4, 2017