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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest, 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,”  Matthew 11:28–30.

Rest. It is something that we all crave. There are very few people who feel they could not use more rest. Coffee companies are making billions off of people who do not get enough rest. We clutter our lives with so many different things that our bodies and our souls cry out for rest.

A yoke is a device that at one time was placed around the necks of oxen so that they could do work in the fields. Yoke's were heavy and weighed down the oxen making their task very difficult. We all have our own yokes. The things in our lives that weigh us down and make it difficult to carry on.

In this passage, Jesus invites us to take off our own yokes and to put on His yoke. We are told that His yoke is easy. What an incredible invitation! Jesus, is saying bring the worst parts of your life and hand them to me and in return I will give you my best.

Our God is incredible and has gone to great lengths to invite us to a life more amazing than anything we could dream up on our own.

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