"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke 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."
A yoke is a wooden bar or frame by which two draft animals (such as oxen)are joined at the heads or necks for working together. A yoke was hand carved to fit the neck and shoulders of the animal to prevent pain or discomfort. In ancient culture, the word yoke was a term that was used to describe submission. In the Bible the yoke is sometimes referenced metaphorically to describe the weight of a task or obligation.
When someone was described as being yoked to someone or something, it was communicating the idea that he or she was in submission to that person or thing.
Life can seem difficult at times - but it doesn't have to be grievous. Why not take Jesus Yoke? Get connected to One who will help you carry your heavy load. Someone who knows all about you, the One who is willing to be with you always and to the end. In your weakest moments, your darkest hour, your heartache and pain and all the comes with life - TAKE HIS YOKE. AN "EASY YOKE meant that the burden being shouldered was not heavy because Jesus Christ would be pulling with us.