I love rising early, watching the sunrise, and reading my Bible. God is faithful every morning in allowing the sun to come up and granting us another day. As if God is providing music along with all His other blessings, I hear a dove’s call from the giant tree next to the house.
I was reading Matthew 11 toward the end of the chapter where Jesus is talking and teaching in the town of Galilee to any who would give Him ear. “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.”
The citizens of Galilee, the ones who had ears to hear, must’ve been comforted by those words. Then I wondered what was going through Jesus’ mind as he spoke them. Did He speak the message as if projecting it across the centuries knowing that people who had ears to hear these days would also be hearing those words? I can’t help but imagine that He did.
These words are for me! And you! A thrilling thought. I don’t have to strive to be successful in God’s Kingdom but can rest in Him. How does that translate into my work as a writer? Many times I allow anxious feelings to dominate me. Are my skills improving? Is my novel ready for a publisher or agent? Rest. Jesus’ yoke is light. Halleluiah.