Sacred Music Sunday: Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord
When I was in college, I would often take time to go into the gardens behind the chapel. There was a statue of Jesus with open arms in the center of the garden. Inscribed on one side was “Venite ad me”, the beginning of Matthew 11:28 in Latin. In times of trouble, I would remember Jesus issuing the invitation to come to Him when I was weary and burdened so He could give me rest.
Sometimes I have a hard time casting my burden on the Lord. I can drop my troubles at His feet just fine, but I have a tendency to pick them right back up again when the conversation is finished. And Jesus stands by patiently waiting for me to drop them again so He can help.
I love the hymn Cast Thy Burden upon the Lord because it’s a reminder that there is no shame in letting God take our burdens from us. We don’t have to do it alone.