“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
I’ve not met any person in this life who is — at one point or another — not ‘heavy laden’ or in need of ‘rest.’ Every person ‘labours’ or has known the hard labour of a prisoner. Jesus essentially says, “Stop that work. Put that burden down.” More critically, He says, “Come here to Me. I give rest from work, relief from burden. I set you free.”
Unfortunately for us, we tend to pick up our burdens and workload even after we’ve set them down. Sometimes we try to wrestle them from Jesus as if He isn’t strong enough to carry them. We look rather pathetic about then — our weak wills working so diligently against His will.
We aren’t required to put our arms out like infants demanding to be picked up. Jesus happily looks forward to carrying us. Don’t fight. Don’t struggle. Put your arms down. Allow Jesus to lift you.