We must confine ourselves to the present moment without taking thought for the one before or the one to come.

- Charles DeCaussade

June 2010

Preparing for a few speaking engagements, I’ve been thinking through the “come to me” passages in the Gospels.  The three categories of people Jesus invites to come are–the children (needy) (Mt. 18:3, 19:14; Mk. 10:14; Lk. 18:16) the thirsty (Jn. 7:37) and the weary (Mt. 11:28).

Each, though unique, flesh out more of God’s New Covenant with man first mentioned in Jeremiah and Ezekiel.  Each also stands in contrast to a way of life that does not need God.  The child (or needy) stands in contrast to the wise – those who think they have life figured out.  The thirsty stands in contrast to those running to muddy water (see Jer. 2:13) for satisfaction.  And the weary stand in contrast to the religious who think they can do what it takes to please God.

To the needy, Jesus says, I will meet you in your emptiness.  To the thirsty, Jesus says, I will be in you an over flowing fountain of living water.  To the weary, Jesus says, I will give you rest – the pressure is off.

As a way of saying thank you for your prayer and support, I invite you to come to Jesus and find what your soul really only needs…

Because He Is Near,


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