The night is dark and cold winds blow as I plod down the pathway. Hunched over, I can barely carry the weight of my load…so very weary…so very much alone. I clutch at my burden, unwilling to release it out of my control, yet longing for help in bearing it. I have carried it alone so long, so very long. I finally cry out in desperation “please help me!” and He answers me “Come unto Me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30. Gently and lovingly he reaches down and takes my burden on Himself and lays His yoke in it’s place. Such freedom! Such peace! Such rest! Amen.