Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Yoke of Jesus

In Matthew 11.25-30 we read about Jesus saying to the crowd: "Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." Right now, I don't completely understand what Jesus is saying. There doesn't seem to be any rest that comes from wearing a yoke. Now, from another perspective ----- Jesus is saying to the crowd that this is for the weary and those carrying heavy burdens. These people might have been servants or slaves, prostitutes or tax collectors, beggars or the lame. Now for this group of peoples, they might already be carrying a metaphorical yoke. So when Jesus offers them his yoke ----- which is easy and light ----- this could be very appealing immediately.
Now, here is the kicker, now imagine that it is a yoke that two oxen could fit into! And the other metaphorical ox is Jesus. He is yoked with us! Think about that for the next 24 hours and let us see what God has in store for us.

1 comment:

Devoted said...

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