June 14th, 2020
Good morning! Let's read the scripture first:
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
"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."
Have you ever carried a brick? How heavy was it? It may not be heavy if you are holding it for a short amount of time, but imagine holding it ALL day.
That same thing is true of the burdens we carry around with us.
What are some of those burdens?
Here are a few examples: some of you may be having trouble with your school work, perhaps you are having trouble at home, perhaps you may have a serious illness, or you may be feeling guilty about something you have done.
That is a pretty heavy load to have to carry by yourself, isn't it?
Well the good news is you don't have to carry it alone! In our Bible lesson for today, Jesus said, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Then he went on to say, "My yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Jesus is our helper. Sometimes we hold on to our burdens and try to carry them ourselves, but Jesus will help us, if we will let Him.
Whenever your load is too heavy, remember the words to this song:
I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! I cannot bear my burdens alone. I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus! Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.