Lay It Down

Lay It Down

27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:27-30

We cannot know God without Christ. He is central to the Christian religion and relationship with the Father. Some may think that our faith is exclusive when they read verse 27 because it certainly does sound exclusive.

Then comes verses 28-30.

The invitation is open to all.

The simplicity of the Gospel still amazes me. After you’ve had enough of yourself, come to Him.

But it doesn’t stop there.

That invitation is open and valid today as it was when we first came to Christ.

As my professor used to say, “We carry burdens we were never meant to carry.”

He gives us rest, if we let Him.
He lightens our load, if we let Him.
He is gentle, if we let Him.

Don’t carry your burdens any longer. Leave them at the foot of the cross.

The anger.
The hurt.
The bitterness.
The disappointment.
The doubt.
The strife.
The injustice.
The confusion of life.

Lay these burdens down.

Today.

For he said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Take Him up on it.

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