… and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.
Last week was yet another three-day holiday in China, culminating on the first of May, erroneously regarded as Labor Day. The official name of this commemoration of the Haymarket affair is International Workers’ Day.
I had the pleasure to start up a new Bible study during this week with an old acquaintance I know as Sun, encouraging me to praise the Lord for every day He gives as a wonderful day to work for Him. You may pray for our weekly meeting, since he plans to leave in the Summer. He is just finishing his senior year and has found a job in Sichuan province, his hometown. Not often are we given the indication of just how short time is, but God chose to stoke the coals under me for this contact. We meet again tomorrow, if all goes as planned, and I’d like to involve Ted in the process a bit that he may learn the way I did. Watching the examples of others in action was exponentially valuable to my spiritual growth.
Just a quick play on words with the photo above. When I first saw Matthew chapter eleven, verse thirty posted with the illuminated cross, my mind shifted the meaning of the word “light” from ‘easy’ to ‘brightness, radiant energy’. Though it’s not a proper nor accurate exegesis from the Scripture, it proves interesting when we think of the burden like it is used in the Old Testament, an oracle or message God’s giving us to deliver. Jesus, the true Light, is the good news we’re broadcasting as seed on all kinds of ground. May the good soil be not too far from you, fellow farmer in the faith.
Keep going & sowing, knowing the harvest is for His glory,
David James Cook & his growing family
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9