Matthew 11:25–30 (ESV)
Come to Me, and I Will Give You Rest
25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you,
Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26 yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27 All
things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28 Come to me, all who labor and are
heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my
burden is light.”
The thing hidden from the wise and understanding
is God’s gracious plan of salvation, the message that both Jesus and John the Baptist proclaimed. Jesus’ contemporaries by and large rejected Him, preferring to live under the heavy yoke of the Law as the way to salvation. Jesus invites us to receive
the yoke of the Gospel, which guarantees true rest.
pray: Dearest Jesus, I praise You that when I am yoked to You, no burden is too heavy. Amen.
Engelbrecht, E. A. (2009). The
Lutheran Study Bible (p. 1603). St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing House.