In the bartering systems of old, one had to be sure that the goods or services exchanged were of equal value.
Today, what Jesus offers us is infinitely more valuable that anything we can offer Him.
He bids us, “Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads…take my yoke…the yoke I will give you is easy…” Matthew 11:28-30 GNT
Whatever we are carrying around – the loss of a job or a loved one, poor health, a marriage in trouble, disobedient children, feeling abandoned and rejected – WHATEVER it is – Jesus is offering to take them all.
In their place, He offers us many things, including His peace. “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.”
John 14:27 GNT
You and I can have a burden-free start to our week. Once we are willing to surrender them and accept what is offered to us in return.
So, will you barter with Jesus today?