In this world there are many trials and tribulations, Jesus wanted us to know that no matter what that He was there for us and not only that He wanted to take that burden off of our shoulders. Like it says in Matthew 11:28 – 30 Come unto me, all ye that labour 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Sometimes in life we are so caught up in our problems and we even think ours are to hard to bare. In many instances if we had the option of going through someone else’s problems and struggles we wouldn’t be so hasty to get rid of our own, we would actually want to have our own.
There is this story of this preacher who had a dream one night. In this dream he saw all of his parishioners were carrying crosses, he called out to one of his elders and asked where everyone was going. He replied that they were carrying crosses and to pick up his cross on the side of the church.
So the pastor went to the side of the church to discover what he thought was the largest of the crosses, and the heaviest. He picked it up and began to carry it and as he looked around he thought that everyone had a smaller than his. Well he put his cross down and decided that it wouldn’t hurt a little bit if he would cut off just a bit of his cross, so he got a saw and cut about an inch off the cross.
Well he kept on going down the road and as he went down every few feet he would cut of an inch or two. Well eventually he got to a place where he saw everyone ahead of him putting there cross over this gap in the road, and the road would expand or deplete according to the size of the cross that they had carried. He was kind of nervous when he saw that.
Well finally it came time for his turn and he saw that the gap became larger and larger and his cross would never get him across the gap. He wanted to get across, for across that gap was Jesus Himself. He turned to see if he could ask someone for a new cross one to fill the gap, an angel told him that he had his cross but he did not want the trials or sufferings and had kept cutting off his cross, the angel told him that he had more responsibility because he was in charge of a precious flock, peoples lives.
When the pastor awoke he realized his responsibility, he repented to God for lacking in it and accepted his cross and asked God to help him carry the burden. This is what we must do, Jesus is offering to take our yoke and to take our burden if we let Him. Will we let Him have our yoke?
If we give Him our yoke He will put His on our shoulder and He told us that His burden is light. We must pray and ask for Him to take our burdens than we would truly be free.
Won’t you let Him take your yoke? I want Him to take mine!