A Burden Left At The Cross, It A Burden Lost

10th February

Then Jesus said, “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

A University professor, challenging his philosophy class, asked his students how much the cup of water weighed in his hand. Some students shouted out 50 grams, others 200 grams, until the professor finally shared his reflection on the weight of the water. “Actually the absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how you hold it for.” He continued, “If I hold this cup for a minute, it won’t be a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it all day, it will become so heavy, that I’ll be in considerable pain. In each case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” The same is with our burdens. The longer we hold them and the longer we cling on to them, the heavier they become.

Jesus encourages us to ‘Go to Him’ when we are weary and have heavy things burdening our hearts. He wants us to be free from them. Moreover, He wants to take them from us. The weight of our burden disappears at the finished work of the cross. It is in Jesus that we find rest. But we need to ‘GO TO HIM’ and ‘Give Him Our Burdens!’ Don’t keep holding onto your burdens like the person holding the glass. We don’t have to carry them. Give them to Jesus.

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