Monday, March 08, 2010

My yoke is easy

It is amazing how being In Africa has brought the Bible alive in many ways
that I couldn't necessarily experience back home. This could be a super
long blog, but don't worry, I'll just mention a few things. One of the key
things you gain in an understanding of the importance of community by living
in tribal culture. This gives great insight into the bible, especially the
Old Testament. There are many insights into the Bible living among the poor
and especially in a dependant agricultural society, three are lots of
parables and stories that come alive. One of the most graphic
illustrations comes from the picture above... A yoke. I don't ever remember
seeing a yoke growing up, but looking at this gives new insight into the
following passage when Jesus says:
Matt 11:29 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. For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light."

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