Are you weary from the daily drudgery of work at the office or from keeping house? Are you laden with care, financial or otherwise? Do you have a heavy heart or a burdened conscience? Jesus Christ says to you, "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 shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light" (Matthew 11:28-30).
Here is a simple invitation. It is an invitation to follow Jesus Christ. Christ offers rest to those who follow Him. The Lord Jesus also speaks of taking up His yoke. A yoke is something you shoulder in order to work. The work Jesus Christ has for you involves following His commandments. Jesus says, "If you love Me, you will keep my commandments" (John 14:15). 1 John 5:3 says, "His commandments are not burdensome."
You see, no matter what your daily tasks involve, if you reject Christ’s rules for living, your yoke will be heavy. Your work will wear you out. Why? You will be striving against God. You can’t reject God and His commandments and expect life to be easy. You need to accept Christ’s invitation. He promises, "I will give you rest."