Matthew 11:28-30 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Recently I was cleaning downstairs at our church in the fellowship hall. Typically this involves clearing the floor of chairs and tables so the floor can be swept and mopped. As assistant pastor at our church, there are many times where its my job to do this individually but on this occasion I had special help. My two year old was there! Usually this means that she is there to run around and play while daddy works, but this day was different. When she saw me moving tables she would run over, take a hold, and “help” daddy. Bella could never move one of these tables on her own as her daddy can but she was happy to join in the work.
It would be impossible for my twenty five pound two year old to move the forty pound table. How much more impossible is it for a person to lift the heavy weight of sin? Jesus invites us to come unto him and he will lift the burden. We need no longer struggle to earn salvation because salvation cannot be earned. Salvation comes through resting in Jesus! Through repentance and faith we come to Him and find peace. Does this mean our work on earth is over and we can all retire? NO WAY! When we come into relationship with Christ, we join in a greater work! We get into the yoke with Christ. As I carried the burden of the tables and Bella “helped,” it is the Lord Jesus who bears our burdens. Lost person, come to Christ and receive salvation and peace in Him. Christian, continue to rest in your Savior!
(Philippians 2:25) Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants It was about a month ago that I had the opportunity to be...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
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A Firm Place to Stand (Mt. 7:24-27) Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
TAKE IT TO JESUS (I Peter 5:7) Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. My daughter is often the inspiration for these blogs if you couldn't tell. This is just such a Bella inspired blog. Recently, as I was standing in the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
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FILTHY RAGS (Isaiah 64:6) But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Like all good husbands, I try to make my...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
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Words of the Wise? (Proverbs 26:20-22) Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. The words of a...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Salmon Bake in Seward, Alaska! We enjoyed a wonderful meal here with some of our Seward family in the faith!
As you glance at the posted picture, what do you see? Well, at face value you see a neat old truck (some of you can tell me what kind) that represents one of Seward, Alaska’s great restaurants. But as I think about this picture I see a truck...[ abbreviated | read entire ]