Simply Scripture: Matthew 11


“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30

I am whooped. What used to be travel once a month had tapered off and I had become used to having my husband home more often. Spoiled even. I have the utmost respect for Moms and Dads who have the job of raising their children alone. I am sure that the burden is not a light one. Tonight I find myself thinking- not only about my week, but more so the burden of others. For the woman who has struggled with physical, emotional and medical traumas for years on end…for the man who just wants to please others so much that the anxiety can be crushing…for the woman who will only know her child when she reaches Heaven because she never had the blessing of holding that miracle in her arms…for the couple who just can’t see eye to eye because of the planks that block their vision…busy lives…difficult and dangerous jobs…health concerns that cast shadows over an uncertain future…the bondage of addiction…financial woes…aging parents…juggling jobs and political unrest. Our hearts can be heavy as these burdens press down on us. I am so thankful for my Lord Jesus and the burden that HE bears for me. Come to Him. Find some rest.


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