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Picture this: A wooden yoke is fastened over your neck, and that harness is attached to a heavy plow behind you. Not exactly an appealing proposition. As humans, we don’t like the idea of being restrained or put under something, because — shhh — that sounds too much like submission. And yet, Jesus told us to take His yoke upon us. “Come to Me, all you 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…

“By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.” Hebrews 11:8 Put yourself in Sarah’s shoes today.  The Bible doesn’t tell us much about her early life, except that she had married her half-brother and as near as we know was happy in that marriage.  At some point, they had moved from Ur of the Chaldees to Haran along with their father.  Scriptures later let us know that Abraham was rich, so no doubt they lived in a…