On a recent trip to visit the grandkids in the USA, we came upon an advertising campaign for a large office supply chain called Staples. They had adopted the slogan of “That’s Easy” to sell their customer service. It had taken root very well in American society and they were even selling a buzzer type button that audibly spoke “That’s Easy” when depressed.
One of these buzzer buttons made its way into our son’s home one evening through the church home group that was having their weekly meeting there. Our 4-year old grandson, Jacob, was greatly taken with this button and the noise it produced when depressed. As bedtime came, he insisted on taking the button upstairs to his bed with him. As our son Brett, finally settled him into bed and came down to rejoin the home group, we were all in prayer for our needs. As the person praying finished, in perfect timing, came the response from above; ”That’s Easy”.
It brought a good laugh to us and a “thank YOU Jesus” for HIS quick reply. As the next ones prayed in succession we were amazed again and again that at the end of each prayer came the auditory response from above of “That’s Easy”.
We all knew the real operator of the button was Jacob, but marvelled at the truth that although our burdens seem heavy, as we transfer them to Jesus …well for HIM, “That’s Easy” and we find our loads considerably lightened.
It left the impression with me to go quickly with my burdens to Jesus, because at his desk, I will find the “That’s Easy” button. There I can find rest instead of anxiety and burden.
God is waiting to receive your burdens and HIS response of “That’s Easy” is just a second away in reply.
Written by Sharon Bixler for Ellel Ministries International
Come to ME, all you who labour and are heavy-laden and over burdened. I will cause you to rest. I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls. Take MY yoke upon you and learn of ME. I am gentle, meek and humble, lowly in heart. You will find rest, relief, ease, refreshment, blessed quiet for your souls. MY yoke is wholesome, useful, good -- not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant. MY burden is light and easy to be borne. Matthew 11:28-30 (Amplified Bible)