Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Year A Readings:

  • Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
  • Psalm 45:11-18
  • Romans 7:15-25
  • Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30

The Yoke

The yoke you wear is the load you bear.
Who will make the yoke you wear?

The yoke you wear is yours alone.
Will you design and build it on your own?

Will you fashion failure for your load?
Will fear burden you on the darkened road?

Will you shoulder anger on the morrow
or shoulder some remembered sorrow?

A worker in wood has a better way
to lighten your load in every way.

You can trust the carpenter’s son.
He knows why and how it’s done.

Jesus knows the grain of oak.
He will make you a gentle yoke.

His heart is humble—learn from him.
Take his yoke and walk with him.

NOTE: These lines are lyrics for an anthem. Kerry Lewis composed the music. Click this for the sheet music.

July 5, 2020

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