Jesus often used everyday examples to teach important truths about who he was and what he came to do. In this story, Jesus talked about a yoke. A yoke was like a bracket that connected two animals together so they could work side by side to do a job. Back then, the people used yokes to plow their fields to grow their food. Plowing was a hard job and the animals would get tired if they had to do it all alone. So, yokes helped to make the job easier by having the animals work together. Jesus used the idea of the yoke to describe his love for us. See, Jesus came to die to pay for our sins. He did all the hard work for us. He doesn’t make us do a bunch of stuff to earn his love and forgiveness, either. He offers it to us for free! Isn’t that awesome? Do you know a great way to respond to Jesus’ amazing gift of forgiveness? It’s easy. Invite him to live in your heart and live your life to honor him!