In these days many believers are facing real challenges and trials. How reassuring it is to hear our Lord’s voice of encouragement and experience His hand of blessing upon our lives. We recently came across this encouraging word picture.
“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”
In the Hebrew language part of the phrase can be translated; “who daily carries our burden for us.”
Just as a humble pack animal might bear heavy sacks of grain for its owner, or a beast of burden might suffer the drag of a plough in a field. So God, in His infinite compassion, bears our burden in order to lift us up, and relieves our distress so that we might walk uprightly before Him.
The beauty of Jesus being our burden bearer is that He takes upon Himself our concerns, worries, anxieties, fears and our sin so that we might “bear the burden” of His love for others.