Wearing His Yoke
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon
you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is
easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
To Jesus’ hearers, the yoke was a symbol of bondage―the bondage of slavery and oppression under the
yoke of the Romans. But Jesus recommended to them another kind of yoke: a yoke of freedom, comradeship,
and blessing. “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light,” were His words.
The yoke is made for two. We speak of a “yoke” of oxen, a team, a pair of oxen. Jesus invites you to