Matthew 11:28-29 “Come unto me, all ye that labor 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.”
You have a sack. A scratchy heavy sack. Maybe burlap.
You probably aren’t even aware of it. You may not have been told about it. Could be you don’t remember it. But it was given to you. You needed the sack so you could carry the stones. Pebbles, rocks, boulders. All sizes. All shapes. And all unwanted.
You didn’t request them. You didn’t seek them out. But, you were given them. Don’t remember?
Some were rocks of rejection. Stones we don’t deserve, didn’t ask for. Also, there are stones of regret, one after the other piling up. Maybe add in some stones of guilt, guilt of things you did or should have done and didn’t, but also unwarranted or misplaced guilt over things you had no control over.
Over time, the sack gets heavy. It begins to drag you down. Your focus is on how to keep dragging the weight of it. Life slows down. Joy fades. How do you get relief?
Jesus said, “Come to me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.” Drop the sack of stones and rest your souls in Jesus!