Psa 68v19 – Travel light

Many years ago, my wife and I were travelling around Europe. Everything we thought we needed was packed in our large backpacks. However, soon the weight became onerous as we trudged long miles. While the memories of the places we visited may have faded, the lesson of sore shoulders and travel light has not. Now, wherever we go, all we take is a small bag, no matter how long the journey – and this has made all the difference. In our journey through life, we often carry heavy burdens. Some are weights of our own choosing. The better job. The nicer car. The extra degree. And some are burdens placed on us. Illness. Work. Family cares. Carrying our burdens soon becomes overwhelming. What we want to do is travel light. The good news is Jesus offers to help you pack light. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30). That’s an incredible offer. It’s more than incredible. He is offering not just to repack your backpack but to carry it. “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.” (Psalms 68:19). Open Bible –,,