Matthew 11:28-30 NLT “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
It is true that Jesus’s yoke is light, and it is easy, but Satan does everything in his power to deceive us to make us think that we don’t want to put on that yoke. In order to put on that yoke we must push through so much darkness, distractions, lusts, confusions, discouragements, burdens, at least perceived burdens, in order to apply that yoke. That is what makes that yoke so light, it is that all the stuff we had dealt with before that yoke that was heavy and it just sapped or souls.
So what is this yoke that Jesus talks about that we must apply? It is surrender. True, raw, unadulterated, pure surrender to the Father and his Son. That yoke is truly light once we put it on. Up until we picked it up we thought it looked impossible to put on. We saw slavery. We saw death. Instead we found out that it was so light and easier than anything else we had handled prior.
He said, “come to me all you who are weary and I will give you rest”, then he told us that putting on his yoke was what was needed to have it. It is so much lighter than the life we are trying to save all the while still being unsatisfied. It is so restful because it is the gateway to life. We then gain insight into how there is only one thing needful, to learn from him. Only one thing beneficial, to eat on his words. To live by them, to quote them and celebrate them. To rejoice in him. To love and worship him.
We learn that all our problems are but dust in comparison to his glory. What was so magnified to us before has now reduced to rubble. The mountains jump up and fall into the sea as Jesus is glorified and magnified. All our debts are forgiven and paid for. We are now innocent and white as snow.
We now are known and are truly loved and cared about. When we commune with he who truly loves our soul, then who can we fear because we are now loved by the King, and no one can defeat him or you now that you are the heir to his throne. What is this throne that he talks of anyways? It is peace, it is righteousness, it is joy, it is grace, it is mercy, and perfection. It is completeness. It is love, it is wholeness it is being known and being all you never dreamed you were meant to be.