July 9, 2023

“Come to me, all you are weary and heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your soul” ~ Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew (11:28-29)

Jesus offers us profound words of comfort today.  To explore the power of these words, Pastor Rob reflects on the difference between a burden — something we are dealing with in our lives that is hard — and a yoke — something that is like a burden, but it emerges from our past and drives us into the future.

A friend can help us with a burden; but to deal with a yoke, we need a savior.  Why?  Because to deal with a yoke requires wrestling with demons and forgiveness.  This savior is Jesus, who toke our yoke upon himself in the cross.

The image is from the Wikipedia page on “yokes