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Article by: Charles S. Head
"Jesus’ Burden is Light"
Have you ever tried to carry something that was too heavy and you struggled and strained? My grandson, who always wants to help me, loves to carry things around the house. He is really sincere and his intentions are good, but when he picks up something way too big, he struggles. He wants “PaPa” to be proud of him, so even though the load is too heavy for him, he will try to carry it. I eventually take the load from him or we both carry it together. By helping him, he won’t get hurt and I am delighted to help him.
The same goes for us in God’s Kingdom. Jesus is the one who is suppose to carry our burdens, but we must allow Him to take them off us and carry them. If not we will continue to struggle unnecessarily. Here’s what Jesus has to say about our burdens in Matthew 11:28-30 “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.”
Jesus is telling us he has given us the answer to all our burdens, worries, or anxiety that we struggle with. So today, take them off yourself and give them to Jesus.