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‘Take my yoke upon you and learn from me’

By Lanell Stuart
Special to The PREVIEW

In August 2012, we visited the George Ranch and I found this display of a yoke used for oxen and cattle.

There was the explanation that the yoke was not to bind the cattle but that it was used in order for them to work as one. That made them stronger and more durable. Two could do the work as one entity, working together for a common cause.

They were better synchronized.

When we work in sync with one another, we become stronger and can work longer and more efficiently.

When we take the Savior’s yoke upon us, he can help us work as one, stronger in spirit.

We do not veer too much to the left or to the right, but go straight.

We don’t lose our focus on where we are going.

We are stronger together.

I want the yoke of the Lord on me to guide me in trying times. I want the yoke of the Lord to strengthen me in my work as well as in my pleasure. I want the yoke of the Lord upon me to guide me and help me. I want to have the restfulness He promises in his yoke.

“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.” (Matt.11:29 NIV)

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This story was posted on August 8, 2013.