I Have Opened My Arms to You
Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light. - Matthew 11:28-30 Can you see me in your mind's eye when you hear these words? Can you see me opening my arms to you, waiting to envelop you, providing a safe place for you to make yourself at home? When I tell you to take my yoke upon you, I'm not trying to put you to work. I'm inviting you to share the yoke that is also around my neck. I am offering to shoulder the load as you connect yourself to me. I will do the heavy lifting of the burden that is pressing in on you, crushing you.