Day 20 of 40 Days of Discipleship: A restful relationship

Matthew 11:28-30
“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.”
What would Jesus say about your learning so far? Imagine him sitting across the room and he invites you tell him about your journey. He asks you if you are tired. He promises rest. He says he is gentle and humble of heart. He understands your weakness and struggles. How would you respond in terms of integrity, transparency and vulnerability? Where can you invite him be part of an area of your life that perhaps you felt was out of bounds or that he didn’t care about?
He called this relationship a ‘yoke’, like two oxen pulling together.He said it was well-fitting that made difficult things easier to carry. With a yoke, two animals can pull more than twice of what each can do alone. It is like riding a tandem bicycle and suggests journeying together; the idea of being very much accompanied and being a co-participant in the revealed plans of God.

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