Sunday, June 12, 2022

THE INVITATION

Today’s Reading: Matthew 11

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A view of the Jordan River south of the Galilee.

 

Key Verse: Matthew 11:28

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest

The next two verses show how that “rest” is experienced. No doubt Jesus had fashioned perfectly fitting wooden yokes for oxen in order for them to fulfill their purpose in life. The hands of the Carpenter are still busy carefully fitting you for service. Jesus invites you now to “Learn from Me.” And the result is … “You will find rest for your souls.” The book of Isaiah is filled with personal pronouns which could only be replaced with the Name of Jesus. If you find time, read Isaiah 55. Meditate on the invitation to “Come” and on the results of coming to the Lord.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Father in Heaven, Your Son and my Saviour says “Come to Me.” Here I am. I’m Yours now and forever. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As a teenager I walked down the aisle at a “Youth for Christ” rally to give my life to Jesus. An older man stood beside me, asked me my name, and said, “David, have you come to Jesus tonight?” I answered, “Yes.” Then he opened his Bible and asked me to read John 6:37. I read out loud the words of Jesus, “The one who comes to Me, I will by no means cast out.” Then the man said, “Now David, what does Jesus do?” I answered, “He receives me.” The next day I said that promise over and over. It’s a fact; I have come to Him. I am His!

One with Christ and with all who have come to Him,

David

P.S. As I write this, Norma-Jean and I have been living with our eldest daughter, Elaine, and her husband Bruce Stacey. Prior to now I was in hospital, but now am a hospital outpatient. Pneumonia was the culprit. I’m doing much better now. Our son Ron made sure that the blog continued without interruption. Please keep me in your prayers. I wish only to live until my work here is done.

I couldn’t resist putting one more picture here. Two years ago now, when I was already past my predicted expiry date, I rode my 1996 motorcycle from Florida to Canada. Norma-Jean’s advice and my maturing years have caused me to trade the motorcycle for a 1998 van. Good idea at my age?

 

5 thoughts on “Sunday, June 12, 2022

  1. I just read from Hollylandsite.com to see the Jordan River and the area. The river looks muddy in the picture. I found the info so interesting. We must be wise and remember to pray at all times, i. e. before making decisions and then to trust God’s leading. Saul took things into his own hands (looking at the circumstances). So easy to do & yet so easy to make a bad decision. God honours faith. Blessings all.

  2. Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. May Your kingdom come and Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Bless all Your workers; help each to do well the work You have given. Be glorified, Lord, throughout this world, we ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

  3. I remember, David coming down pass
    Our place in Bonnyshores on his motorbike will never forget that. Such a wonderful time for David when he road to Canada lots of prayers for him.

    Ron, I have a question for you are you and Anne planning a trip to Israel in the near future.

    Carole

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