We are invited to rest! To rest in the love of our mighty creator. The God who created the entire universe still cares about every little detail of our lives! At times, we can only fathom the power of God through a worldly perspective.
But today if we feel burdened, overwhelmed, the Lord invites us through prophet Isaiah to reflect upon the greatness of our God. He who designed every minute detail of the universe is in complete control. His unfailing love is overshad¬owing us and yet He offers us the freedom to accept or reject His love!
In today’s Gospel proclamation our Lord Jesus tenderly invites the weary and the over-burdened; “come to me… take my yolk… for my yolk is easy and my burden light”. A yolk is a heavy wooden harness binding a pair of oxen together for ploughing or pulling heavy burden. Yolk refers to any challenge we face in life’s journey while preserving integrity, as we know it may a huge challenge.
I want to live my life in response to God’s love but alone and only with my efforts I am helpless and failing. “Lord, it is too burdensome for me” I cry out. Along with that there comes the hope that I will not fall under the weight of woes. I am not alone in pulling it. Our Lord Jesus wills to be my yokemate to pull the burden together with me. I may still be pulling, but am partnered with the mighty Lord Jesus who makes my yoke easy and my burden light.
God is “love unfailing- neither faint nor weary”. Today’s psalm is a wonderful testimony of whom God is- Love. He lifts us up from de¬struction, heals our ills and pardons our iniquities, things only love can do. What we need is to have the faith of a child, living in surrender to the all loving God.
Psalm 103:1-4 Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.
Prayer: Abba Father, today I come into your presence to you who makes my yoke easy and burden light. Amen.