Oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior! One of the lines from a psalm I wrote some years ago-2009-2010, to be exact. I was staying in a shelter for battered women, here in Las Vegas, at the time. I would go out Sunday mornings to collect cans and bottles for recycling, and sing praises to the LORD. That was my time with Him. Sunday after Sunday, He not only gave me reason to praise Him, but words to praise Him with as well.
Today’s message from God Calling -A.J. Russell, speaks to us about that statement, “come unto me, all ye who labor and are heavy burdened.” Jesus gives us rest from the turmoil and trials we feel within as we try to make our way through this world. That’s what the message tells us. That “come unto me” is not a demand or a command; it is an invitation. Jesus doesn’t stand with finger pointed at you. He stands with arms wide open, ready to embrace you, to comfort you, to shield you, and to strengthen you. He loves us. His burden is light and His yoke is easy. It doesn’t always seem that way. But as you’re going through in faith and obedience, you will feel that yoke and that burden come off and the load lighten. God never leaves us hanging. He will never leave nor forsake us. So, even when you don’t feel He’s there, keep going; He is.
When the world would overwhelm us we can be of good cheer because we can go to Jesus, and He has overcome the world. That means, He knows the way through all that stuff we come up against. He also knows our weaknesses, our fears, and our deepest needs and desires. There have been so many times I’ve looked back from the end result of something and found that He was there all along. I could then see what each twist and turn was for, each delay had its purpose, and every closed door led to one that opened up to better things. For every need, come unto Jesus. For every desire, come unto Jesus. Come unto Jesus because there is no greater lover of your soul; no one who loves you more than Him. That’s a fact you can count on. “How beautiful on the mountain are those nail pierced feet…and the hands, scarred and calloused, that reach for me…how beautiful is the voice that says, “come unto me”…oh, how beautiful is the love of my Savior!”
Love you from Cafe du Mondieu Copyright by Marina Morrison (aka) Eden Stillwater, November 13, 2018, 10:20 a.m.