Yoke of Rest

“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.”  Matthew 11:29

Jesus calls all those who are already laboring and heavy laden to come take His yoke.  I hear myself start to whine . . .”But I’m tiiiirrrreeeedddd.”

We thank You that there’s a rest for our souls in laboring for You, Jesus, that nothing can disturb.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

No Retirement Plans

My mind may spin logistical
my body soon complain
but there’s a rest within my soul
each time I lift Your name.

Oh, I may need to sleep deep
and take a break now and then
but I never want to remove the yoke
from this lowly- hearted Son of Man.


  1. Oh my goodness! we both wrote about the same thing today! 🙂 My post was inspired by bendedspoons post about mastering self. After I read hers I immediately wrote mine, and then I went visiting other blogs, and saved yours for last. I just love this post, too. The poem is great. Nope, we musn’t retire from the “easy yoke”. 🙂

    Love, Theresa

  2. I love it when that happens! 🙂 I haven’t gotten to read yours or bendedspoons yet, but can’t wait for the time to! So glad to be in this all with you! love, deb

  3. could this be
    what i’m looking for today?
    i don’t know what gotten into me
    but it is sure heavy.

  4. I just betcha it is! 🙂 May your rest in Him be blessed! love you!

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