Do you labor under a heavy weight? Are you burdened in your day to day existence? A good friend of mine recently mentored me on the context of Matthew 11:29-30:
- "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.”
In Jesus' day, a young ox was hitched alongside an older, more experienced ox to teach him to pull the load. As long as the young ox followed the older ox's lead and example in both speed and direction, the burden was light. On the other hand, when the young ox resisted and/or attempted to create his own path, he felt BOTH the weight of the load AND the strength of the big ox.
Are there areas in your life where you're trying to carry a big burden?