Ever felt that life is like one big pressure cooker? Pressure from everywhere, building up until you feel suffocated by a massive heap of stress? Difficulty getting on with parents? Pressure! Brothers or sisters getting on your nerves? Pressure! Worrying about your grandparents’ health? Pressure! School too demanding? Pressure! Boy/girlfriend jealous and possessive? Pressure! Friends falling out? Pressure! It’s all too much!
Jesus says: ‘Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me.’ By the way, Jesus isn’t talking about eggs here. A yoke is a wooden beam used between a pair of oxen to allow them to work together to do the same job, ploughing a field. Jesus is saying: ‘Learn from Me’. Watch how I deal with people, see how I am in My relationships and learn to do the same. Let Me guide you through life, because My way is stress-free, My way takes off the pressure and piles on love.
Jesus knows how to handle everything - all that’s difficult, harmful, tough, hurtful, bewildering, overwhelming, awful and painful. So don’t collapse under a stress heap because of all the pressure. Hand your pressure over to Jesus and allow Him to take you through life stress-free. Learn a different way, an easier way to live, the best way to live - with Jesus.