Jesus says, Come to 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 souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light (Matthew11:28-30). Do you understand what those words mean? According to Jesus, the Christian life is not just believing in Him. Jesus says, “come to Me,….Take My yoke.” This means that to live the Christian life you must go to Jesus and follow in His steps and by His example. When you are tired of living for yourself, this is what you will want to do. And when you do, you will find rest. That is His promise.
There is a whole year full of days ahead and every day will be an opportunity for a new beginning, an opportunity to “Come….take….and rest.” My prayer for you this year is that you will embrace a new beginning with God and that you will find rest for your soul.