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Breakfast Cook, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Care Support Specialist, Light of Life Ministries, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA
Controller, Good News Rescue Mission, Redding, CA
Development and Database Coordinator, Union Gospel Mission, Dallas, TX
Development Director, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Development Director, Home of Grace, Vancleave, MS
Development Manager, Bread of Life Mission, Seattle, WA
Director of Development, Jubilee Ministries, Inc., Lebanon, PA
Director of Development, City Mission of Schenectady, Schenectady, NY
Director of Marketing and Communications, St. Matthew's House, Naples, FL
Director of Residential Ministries, Water Street Mission, Lancaster, PA
Donor Relations Director, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Executive Director, Campus of Hope, Conroe, TX
Grant Writer, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Phoenix, AZ
Guest Services Supervisor, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Major Gifts Director, Union Gospel Mission, Dallas, TX
Major Gifts Officer, Union Rescue Mission, Wichita, KS
Program Administrator - Bridge Street Mission, Bridge Street Mission, Inc., Wausau, WI
Residential Coordinator_Cornerstone Manor Facility, Buffalo City Mission, Buffalo, NY
Search and Rescue Specialist, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Senior Human Resources Generalist, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission, Seattle, WA
Shelter Supervisor, Open Door Mission, Glens Falls, NY
Social Ent. Bus. Coor. & Exec. Assist. to COO, John 3:16 Mission, Tulsa, OK
Social Work/Clinical Manager, Denver Rescue Mission, Denver, CO
Vice President of Development, Career Cross Training, Colorado Springs, CO
Vocational Training Manager, Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, Shreveport, LA
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you 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. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
—Matthew 11:28-30 ESV
The word yoke can be foreign to us these days. Basically, a yoke is a piece of wood that is used to hold two animals—usually oxen—together to help them share the burden in handling their load. The key is that the yoke allows the animals to support each other in pulling the heavy weight.
As we live our lives, we are often times yoked to many things. We might be yoked with a personal decision that is weighing heavy on us. We might even be yoked with a spouse who helps us in the hard times. We can even be yoked to sin as the Israelites were with Baal (Numbers 25:3). No matter how you look at it, we are yoked to something, whether good or bad.
Jesus tells us to come and take His yoke and we will find rest. Interestingly, Jesus doesn’t say He will take our burdens and attach His yoke to it as we stand by and watch. No, He takes us under His yoke and carries those burdens with us along the way.
In turn, He takes the majority of the burden and makes it “light” for us. We also “learn” from Jesus as we carry the burden with Him. This allows us to learn to change from the inside instead of repeating the same wrong things over and over. Is there something pulling you down that you haven’t given to Jesus today?
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