“Come to me, all…for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” I know what a yoke is; I have seen a picture of my Grandfather plowing with oxen and they are yoked. Out of curiosity I looked up the word yoke on dictionary.com. Definition number 4 is:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (emphasis is mine)
Lord, thank you for leading me to this verse today. Thank you for enlightening me and reminding me that You are where I find true rest. Thank you for the ways you are working in the lives of those I love, Lord. Please continue to be with them, guide them and direct their paths. Give them the courage to follow you will and find their rest in You. Please give them and me, Lord, the courage to immerse ourselves in Your grace, in Your forgiveness, in Your love. Lord, I ask that you be with the people that are faced with difficult decisions…give them wisdom and insight to know your will.
Have a blessed day….
This verse has always been a puzzle to me. I struggle to understand it fully. I appreciate your post and the light you shed on the meaning.
I pray that all is well in your corner of the world and that your Christmas was full of beautiful memories that you can treasure away in your heart.
Praying for you as you rest and then begin again with your new year.
Yes! God wants us to give to Him all the encumbers us, all that wears us down. These verses have been special to me lately, also.
I still have a yoke that my grandfather carved–what I noticed is that it is carved out of really light wood–yes, God wants to keep us in line and progressing forward and He tries to do it with the easiest and lightest yoke possible I think.
Sometimes our stubborness and pride makes it heavier than it has to be–we add the heaviness.
Loving this post dear friend.
Be sure and read my post for the 31st–a little surprise in it.
Love you dearly,