Monday, December 6, 2010

Daily Light - December 6, 2010

Daily Light from the Lighthouse

"Come unto me, all you who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest."
Matthew 11:28

Have you ever wished that there were more than 24 hours in a day, because that particular day 24 was just not enough? Maybe you have needed a carbon copy of yourself to do the things that you couldn't get to. Often we find ourselves pulled in so many directions that we cannot even do the things that we would like to do. I know that I experience this on a regular basis. As a father with four children I feel like I cannot give them each the attention that they need when they need it. I want to be there for them at every moment of the day, but it is just physically impossible. Susan and I often comment on Sunday afternoons that we don't get a chance to speak to every one at church because of our own physical limitations. We miss even saying hello to people, because of everything else that we do. These limitations can be extremely frustrating.
It is then that I stop and think about God. This world has literally billions of people that are continually clamoring for God's attention. There are prayers that are always before the throne of God. Night and day the cries of men, women, boys, and girls can be heard in the sacred ears of the Almighty. Many of these prayers are not simply empty requests, but they are cries from broken and discouraged hearts, sick and pain ravaged bodies, and weak and sinful souls. There are those that need healing from the Great Physician while others desire only to hear the voice of God in the wilderness of their circumstances. Every second of the day there are literally countless millions that are calling on God at the same time. What does He do?
He hears and answers each one of them. There is not a penitent voice that calls on God that is not heard by the Comforter of souls. As a matter of fact, our passage shows us that He wants us to call on Him. God is not annoyed by our persistent coming, but instead He is thrilled by it and glorified in it. He knows that He is the only one that can truly answer your request. He desires to personally confront you and your situation with His presence. When you walk into the presence of God, there is a rest for not only your body but more importantly your soul. If you will sit still this morning during your prayer time and listen closely, in your heart you will hear a Voice that simply says "Come". Obey that voice, and find rest in the arms of Jesus.
May you lay your weary soul in Jesus' lap today!

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