Matthew 11-12 and Acts 16-18

From Matthew 11:

Jesus said: “Are you tired?   Worn out? Burned out on religion? come to me.   Get away with me and you’ll recover your life.   I’ll show you how to take a real rest.   Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it.   Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.   I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you.   Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and light.”

Acts 16:

After reading about Paul and Silas praising God and singing at midnight while wearing leg irons in prison, this thought occurs to me.   Praising God in the midst of your troubles not only gives you joy and honors God, but it also is a witness to those around you.   The other prisoners heard and the jailer knew these men had something he wanted.

1 Comment

  1. pb
    Sep 30, 2008

    Went to a cancer patient benefit this weekend. My girlfriend is undergoing radiation of her brain.

    It started with breast cancer, then the cancer went to her lungs, and now they are trying to pre-empt the next step.

    She sang a thank you to Jesus, and I tried to film it, but made a bunch of mistakes. It came out useless, but at least no one needed to see me cry. Unless they recognized the mistakes I was making.

    Someone told me he hoped I was taking stills. Guess everyone was crying along with me.