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My yoke is easy and my burden is light

posted Aug 16, 2010, 10:31 PM by Sam Georgakas

When your child go away from you and refuse your protection and providence, you are helpless.  You cannot help them.  Just like that when we try to take care of ourselves and refuse the protection of God, we are in trouble.  Just like our children find it is difficult to obey their parents, we find it difficult to obey God.  We know we would not put a hard and fast law for our children.  We just want them to obey us.  We want them to study.   We want them to go to bed at 10.00pm.  We know these rules are simple, affordable and beneficial for our children.  When they are sick, we tell them take rest.  We love them and take care of them. 

Just like that our loving God is kind and his laws are easy and light.  Mathew 11:30 says  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."  Still we find it heavy and looking for a lighter and easy one.  Just like our children does.  Just like we did to our parents.  Now we know our parents did not put a heavy yoke in our shoulders.  Still we find it difficult when we were under their care.

We are not asking our children to take that 70kg sack of grain to home.  We are not asking them to plough the land.  We are not asking such a thing which they are not able to do.  We are asking them to study well.  Stop watching TV.  Stop plying video game.  Do their homework.  Clean themselves. etc.  Still they find it heavy and offending.  We know we were in the same boat. 

Now I hope you understand that the yoke we are holding is very light and easy.  God is telling us, do not lie, do not steal, do not murder, do not commit adultery.  Do not kill or covet etc.  These commandments are very easy to follow.  Isn't it?  Let us take a decision to take up that light and easy yoke and follow Jesus.  Because it is beneficial for us.  It is easy.  It will be a joy to be with Jesus.  And above all, his protection and providence will follow all through the life.  Just like our parents helped and guide us, our God is there to help and guide us.  Then the life would be easy and full of happiness and joy.  Don't you like that?