On one occasion F.B. Meyer visited D.L. Moody in Northfield, Massachusetts. Moody, showing Meyer a team of oxen, said that whenever one of those oxen was being yoked in, the other, which might be on the far side of the farmyard, would come trotting up and stand beside the other one until it was yoked in also. Meyer then made this encouraging application to us in our relationship to Christ: "Jesus stands today with the yoke upon His shoulder. He calls to each one and says, 'Come and share My yoke, and let us plow together the long furrow of your life. I will be a true yokefellow to you. The burden shall be on Me.'"

That's exactly what Jesus promised us in Matthew 11:29.

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