Did you know that your Heavenly Father can’t wait to meet with you today? It’s true! Spend a minute or two dwelling on that and then read the passage below using your Bible Study Insert.
In our passage today, Jesus isn’t saying, “I’m going to add to your load.” He’s saying, “I’m going to take some of your load off onto Me.” You see, the truth is you’re going to be yoked to something in life. We all have something/someone we have yoked ourselves to in order to deal with the pressure. Some people yoke themselves to their kids. Others live for the approval of people. Some people yoke them self to a new spouse. Others blame or turn to addictions to numb the pain. But as we said last week, these are not lasting solutions to rest your weary soul.
But Jesus offers a different solution: “Take my yoke upon you.” (Matt. 11:29). And remember, after Jesus says, “Take my yoke upon you” he also says, “My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” If you’re going to be yoked to something in life you might as well choose the lightest, easiest yoke.
As you prepare to pray, what do you sense your Heavenly Father speaking to you right now? How is He calling you to respond?