“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

Matthew 11:29

from Max Lucado’s A Love Worth Giving:

Farmers in ancient Israel used to train an inexperienced ox by yoking it to an experienced one with a wooden harness.  The straps around the older animal were tightly drawn.  He carried the load.  But the yoke around the younger animal was loose.  He walked alongside the more mature ox, but his burden was light.  In this verse Jesus is saying, “I walk alongside you.  We are yoked together.  But I pull the weight and carry the burden.”

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