Good Morning August 20

There was a Christian movement started some years ago called Yokefellows. It highlighted the support and fellowship we have as brothers and sisters in Christ. Think about an ox yoke. It was a sturdy piece of wood that linked two plow oxen together. They had the work of plowing a furrow in the hard earth or pulling a heavy cart, but they shared the load. An ox is a strong animal, and we are capable people, but the tasks of life do get difficult. Jesus invites us to come to Him, and says, “take my yoke upon you and learn from me…” (Matthew11:29) We have difficult furrows to plow in the hard earth of this life, and as Jesus had said in verse 28 we get “weary and burdened”, but we really are under a triple yoke. Jesus is in the center, you on one side, and the fellowship of believers, who love and care about you, are on the other side. Sometimes we stumble. Sometimes the fellowship stumbles. But Jesus, in the center, never stumbles. The furrow will get plowed, and we will reach the end of the field.