The Easy Yoke
We were far off, and we were slaves. But by coming near, God has set us free. Consider that running away from the presence of God always lands us in slavery to some other master — a master who does not love us. But when we are near to God, he is the light burden, and the easy yoke. Under his gentle hand we are finally free to be who we were made to be. Put another way — in his presence, we finally become fully human. Fully alive. We finally walk with our heads held high. Pray that you would see that apart from him you are always enslaved, but in the nearness of God you are finally free.