Led to Lament // The Yoke of Yahweh // Jeremiah 27:5-11 // Apr 12 2015

Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
— Thomas à Kempis

In the early 6th century BC, God subjected his people and all nations to the rule of a Babylonian tyrant. He raised up King Nebuchadnezzar as the supreme human governor of his creation. And he instructed all people to receive this yoke from his hand. Six centuries later, the image of the invisible God would again instruct all people to receive a yoke from his hand. This yoke would once again bear the burden of tyranny, even the tyranny of death on a cross. Nevertheless, when received from the hand of Yahweh, even the yoke of the cross is easy, and the burden of death is light.