Tuesday, June 12, 2018

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?

 

10 thoughts on “Tuesday, June 12, 2018

  1. Way to go David. Will always enjoy hearing his testimony. Seems strange but I seem to be stuck in Matthew 10 where Jesus sent out the twelve disciples. Wonder if He is trying to get a message across to me. Is a beautiful day in the Maritimes today. Canada and US and their leaders needs prayer. Amen?

  2. Thank You, Lord God, for all your goodness today and every day. Please bless and strengthen all your people today, and be exalted throughout this world, in Jesus’s matchless name, amen

  3. WOW! what a spectacular picture!! Thank you Reynold!

    Jesus calls us to come to Him where we will find rest, rest for our soul!! thank you Jesus! I come, to “rest in You Lord” to find rest in You for my soul! Amen!!

    What a wonderful promise/invitation!!

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