Pastor Allen Stansberry
Weariness arises from carrying your own burdens, while rest comes from having your burden lifted.
vs. 28a Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden,
Jesus invites those who are tired of life’s burdens to come to Him.
vs. 28b; and I will give you rest.
Coming to Jesus signifies recognizing Him as the origin and supplier of genuine rest.
vs. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
In life, everyone bears a burden; the key is deciding whether we’ll carry one that matches our capabilities or one that exceeds the limits of our design.
To be a follower of Jesus demands being a disciple, essentially embracing the role of a learner.
Through the shared yoke with Jesus, believers grow, learn, and develop into the likeness of Christ.
vs. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Surrendering and Trusting are the key elements in taking on Jesus’ yoke.