Salt and Light Ministry: The Yoke’s on You!
By Brent Davis, Ministry Coordinator
Jesus used many word pictures to help us understand life in the Kingdom of God — which is simply living life in dependence on God. One of those images is of a yoke of oxen. If you look at the picture, you can see that the yoke is not light, but Jesus said:
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matthew 11: 28-30). How can Jesus’ yoke give us rest from heavy burdens? The key is understanding who we are yoked with. When we are yoked with Jesus, most of the burden is on Him. If you are bearing a heavy burden, yoke up with Jesus, learn from him how to carry it (with Him in charge), and you will feel lighter.