His Yoke Is Easy

by Darwin Hunter

 

In what we call the Great Invitation, Jesus promised to give men rest from their sin burdens. He added, for My yoke is easy, and My burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).

Some find Christianity burdensome and stifling. They cannot imagine that serving Christ could ever be considered light and easy. Jesus is not saying that His service is undemanding, requiring no sacrifice. What He is saying is that the Christian life is light compared to the oppressive burden of sin and death! What Christ gives is so much more than what He requires.

Someone has written, A man was carrying a heavy basket. His son asked to help him. The father cut a stick and placed it through the handle of the basket so that the end toward him was very short, while the end toward the boy was three or four times as long. By this means, the heavy basket was easily carried. The son was bearing the burden with the father but he found his work easy and light because his father assumed the heavy end of the stick. Just so it is when we find the burden laid on us is light. He carries the, heavy end. Praise God that it is so when we give our all to Him! As Paul observed I can do all things through Christ (Philippians 4:13).