Monday, April 29, 2013

Y is for Yoke

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"Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me... (Matthew 11:29)

Imagine yourself wearing an oxen's yoke. Better yet, picture yourself as the ox wearing that yoke. Your neck is locked into a U-shaped  piece of iron. A crossbow extends from it across to a second U-shape, made for another neck—but it's empty. Before your eyes lies your work—to plow the farmer's acres. If you're an oxen with reasoning powers, you'd protest, "I can't do this job alone!"
I've said that many times. I "imagine" that God has yoked me into a job/mission that encompasses more than I can possibly handle—and left me to do the work by myself!
Nothing is farther from the truth. God's Word assures me that I am co-yoked with Christ. He works right alongside me, making any impossible task—possible!
©2013 Virginia Jelinek

1 comment:

  1. He will never give us more than we can handle. Thank you, Virginia.