Beneath Life’s Crushing Load
And ye, beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow,
Look now! for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
And hear the angels sing!
~from “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”
Life has a way of trampling us down, bending us beneath the weight of cares, worries, and sorrows. It crushes us, squashes us, mashes us—until our very steps are “painful and slow.”
But Jesus offers relief. He invites, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30).
Jesus offers to take your burdens. Will you “rest beside the weary road” by placing your trust in Him?