September 15, 2016

When it's His yoke

Easy yoke?
Light burden?
Easy is not usually the first word that comes to mind with the image of a  Yoke.Image result for yoke is easy
But there it is in Matthew 11:29.
"For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light"

Truth is, yokes are easy when the one you're yoked with is carrying the bulk of the load.
Burdens become light when you are suddenly freed from carrying the load of guilt and condemnation on your shoulders alone. 

So Jesus beckons us to take the load of the world off our shoulders and yoke up with him.

Even when I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will not be afraid,
    for you are close beside me.
Your rod and your staff
    protect and comfort me.
- Psalm 23:4

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