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Our theme for this month: “Enjoy the journey by redeeming the time”
Our Bible verse for today: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
Our thought for today: “Make the journey with Jesus”
We have a large, beautiful, stained-glass window adorning the front of our sanctuary at Oak Hill Baptist Church. It is right in the center, behind the pulpit, and it depicts Jesus with His arms spread wide in a welcoming and inviting gesture. The caption below the image is from Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened …”
Life is a journey – often a very difficult one. But in Matthew 11:28-30 Jesus invites us to make the journey through life with Him. The picture He uses to illustrate the invitation is of a team of oxen yoked together plowing a field. In every team of oxen there is always a lead ox and a follower ox. The lead ox carries most of the burden and provides all of the direction. The follower ox is yoked to, and walks alongside of, the lead ox, sharing the burden and learning. Through this parable Jesus is saying to us, “Let Me be your lead ox. I will carry most of the burden and I will provide all of the direction. You just stay right here with Me and we will do this together.”
When it comes to enjoying this journey of life by redeeming the time that makes up your life, there is no better way to do that than to be yoked closely to Jesus and to walk through the days of your life with Him. Are you doing that? Day-by-day and moment-by-moment are you staying right there with Jesus?
There is no better way to make this journey through life than to be walking side-by-side with Jesus.
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