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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