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“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.  For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 God told the prophet Jeremiah to make a wooden yoke and use it as an illustration to the people of what God was planning to do.  He told them that the Lord was going to allow Babylon to take over their country as well as many…

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30, Christian Standard Bible). Have you ever been deep down-to-the-bone tired? If you live in the 21st Century and keep the pace most of us do, you will probably respond with a resounding “yes.” Physical reasons can make us feel tired, but sometimes it’s just our hectic lifestyle—frequent…

“Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Psalm 55:22 There is the story in the Talmud of a poor man who had no wagon or donkey to carry his heavy bundles.  He had to carry the load on his back and walk many miles with his burdens to the village.  A wealthy man with a large wagon rode by.  Seeing the poor man struggle with his burdens, he stopped and offered the man a ride.  The poor man was more than grateful to have his burden eased.…