Thursday: 19th July, 2018
Reference text: Matthew 11:28-30
Matthew 11:30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
The reason why many find the Word of God too good to be true is because of the way it appears to move along a path that makes no logical sense to the human mind. It makes comparisons and uses metaphors that make its hearers draw one conclusion from them: ‘they are being taking for a ride-being told a lie that stands absolutely no chance of being true.’ The words of Jesus today are no exception to this reaction.
However, in the Word, we see many statements like these: ‘when I am weak, then I am strong’ or Jesus’ words today ‘Take my yoke upon yourself because my yoke is easy and my burden, light’. In the dictionary of man, a burden is defined as “a load, usually a heavy one”, therefore, for one to be convinced and to wrap their minds around the words of Jesus that His burden is different from every other burden by being light, then there is a conflict.
The true picture however is that his yoke is truly easy and his burden, actually light. This does sound too good to be true, even improbable, but it is the truth. And it is one that remains true however illogical it appears to be such that even your desire to make sense out of this mystery will in no way alter its essence. Beloved, that is the point where you need to believe God and take his word for it.
Remember # Regarding the burdens that are meant to be heavy, Jesus invites us to cast them all on him so that our definition of ‘ a burden’ , fits into what he interprets as such.