“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.”  Matt 11:28-30.


It has been a crazy week…errr…month.  Or maybe season?  But especially crazy this past month.


Last night as I’m doing laundry I asked my 8 year old son to work on his memory verse.  I wish I could say he did it with relish and enthusiasm.  Whining would be a better word.


“Mom, what are these two words?”


“Weary and burdened.”


“What!?!” he questioned.


“Tired and stressed,” I answered.


Oh my.  A description of  me as of late.  Maybe I should tune into this.


“Come to me.”  Have I been coming to my Savior, spending time with Him?  Not nearly enough.  A perfunctory amount. Why is it the busier and more stressed I get, the more I rely on my own strength?  Not the smartest idea.


“…and I will give you rest.”  Ah rest, beautiful rest I am searching for.


“Take my yoke upon you.”  What?!? A yoke?  Another yoke?  Don’t I have enough YOKES (think oxen.  Yes, that is what I feel like some days).  But read further.


“For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Really?  A yoke that is easy and light?  Wow.


“learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart” Ah yes, I can learn some gentleness and humbleness when I’m tired and stressed.  I tend to be particularly “un”gentle.  Especially with those I love.


“and you will find rest for your souls” A soul at rest.  Doesn’t that sound wonderful?  It IS wonderful.


And so my child led me to this verse.  He also taught me how I tend to act when God tells me to come to Him.  Whining.  Complaining.


“Just come to me, My daughter.  I will give you rest and peace.  Take My yoke and give Me yours.  Mine is not a burden.  Let Me bathe your soul in peace.”