Commands of Christ: 36

Come to me. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me.

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Matthew 11:28-30

This is one of the most encouraging commands I have ever heard.  Though He is the King of kings, He is not a harsh taskmaster.  He is gentle and giving and understanding of our weakness and is there to help.  This is contingent on our taking His burden, and not our own.  It is contingent on our following His instruction and His way and not our own.  Of course, this is best in every conceivable way.  He is wiser.  He sees the end from the beginning.  He made us and knows us better than we know ourselves.  He wants the best for us and has the power to make everything work for our good.  What a joy to obey this command to come to Him!