I can’t help but wonder if Jesus was speaking tongue-in-cheek when he said, “I thank you…because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.” Especially in Matthew, those who have the reputation or promote themselves as being wise and intelligent are the very ones with whom Jesus clashes most.
What tends to happen in my life is that anytime I think I have God figured out, that’s usually when a lesson in humility is coming. The beautiful mystery of God is that we will never fully understand how God works or why things happen the way they do, but Jesus assures us that we don’t have to carry the load on our own. God comes alongside us and gives us rest. God sends the right people at the right time to remind us of God’s care.
In prayer, thank God for the burdens from which you have been freed.