October 28, 2011
Take My Yoke
“Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and lowly in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy
and My burden is light.”
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There exist some common misconceptions out there
that Jesus’ yoke is strenuous to accept and bear.
Today, I would just like to offer some light,
so that when you read this text, you’ll interpret it right.
At a well, Jesus asked a woman, “Give Me to drink;
but this water is temporary… let’s take rethink.
There’s some water I offer – you will not thirst again!
So trade in your water… it’s a good deal My friend!”
…it’s the essence of understanding this text.
There’s some water we’re drinking, but it has us perplexed.
It’s leads to frivolity, thence to suffering and pain,
and the stupendous part is: we’ll seek it again.
For what Jesus is saying, seek the lines in between.
You already have a burden… and it may be unseen.
We seek money, and gadgets, and pleasurable things,
And when they’re used up, pain and sorrow it brings.
There’s an easier option… it’s what Jesus offers.
It’s not interested in fashion, or amusements, or coffers;
no… much greater than those. He offers a new start!
A life of contentment! A pure, loving heart!
You see, this is the key friends! It’s as plain as day.
We’ll seek temporary water if our hearts keep this way.
We can trade in our yokes… for His own of ease.
I think I prefer that to anxiety and disease.
He says “Take My yoke…”; so remove your own.
He says “Learn of Me…”; He’ll reveal the unknown.
Follow His gentleness… our fears He’ll arrest.
Follow His lowliness… and we will find rest.
Honest Christians will tell you – this is the best deal.
He will change your heart… how you love, how you feel;
And when you’ve experienced it, you too will recite:
“His yoke is easy, and His burden is light.”