Matthew 11:25-30 Easy and Light

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. 26 Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.

27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Easy and Light

Jesus, today as I prayed in front of about 1500 people, I did not feel a burden.  For a moment there, I was not concerned about myself.  I was focused on You.  As I prayed to you, I just felt that things were as they were meant to be.  I left my anxiety, shame, and anger behind.  It was a light moment.  Not a trivial moment, but I felt the lightness of being.  I was in the right place because I was in the presence of my God.  I was leading others in worship and prayer and that is how things are meant to be.

I felt enveloped by You.  I felt protected.  I knew that I had access into the throne room of the Father because You are his Son.  I have been adopted as Your brother and so I too am growing to know our Father.

Peace.  Peace that transcends all understanding.  Thank You.


  1. Why does Jesus tell his disciples he knows the Father?
  2. Describe Jesus’ yoke.
  3. How would disciples take on this yoke?
  4. Do you overburden yourself?
  5. How would life become lighter and more free?

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.
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