Struggles and Life


“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.

Everyone longs for rest from labor and toil.
This is specially true for peasants working the soil.
But even those who in everyday life try to do their best
They also long for some comfort, respite and rest.

Strange, but no activity definitely means death.
And every moment of life comes with the motion of breath.
Life is a rhythmic cadence of alternating motion:
Up and down, stress and release, contraction and relaxation.

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;”

Indeed, life is never always about just success and victory.
And everyone’s quest seems to always be for fame and glory.
Anyone who’s ever reached a peak has had to struggle some.
And into every life losses and failures must come.

There is no victory nor glory without breaking a few muscles.
There is no triumph nor success without the strain and the struggles.
Any yoke, no matter how light, will bend the head in meekness and humility.
And only then does someone achieve triumph and prosperity.

“and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

Yokes and burdens are a part of life and we carry them everyday.
Sometimes they are light and easy and we get carried away
Into believing that life is meant to be all fun and enjoyment
But it is the bumps and the hitches that make for our achievements.

The yoke that was promised us was actually that of the cross.
Nothing could be more difficult nor anything more gross.
But it would in truth be light and easy, and great to be meek and humble
If follow and live out the words of Christ, we are faithfully able.

He never promised a life that easy or problem-free.
But He did promise liberation and the fullness of life
For you and for me.

I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

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