Food For Thought 4/11/2023

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Come Unto Me

I heard the voice of Jesus say,
     “Come unto me and rest;
Lay down, thou weary one, lay down
     Thy head upon my breast!”
I came to Jesus as I was,
     Weary, and worn and sad;
I found in him a resting place,
     And he hath made me glad.

This poem is entitled “The Voice from Galilee.” The two secrets of its wonderful popularity are found in the fact that it introduces the words of our Lord in a picturesque way, as if one’s ear had happened to catch them on the air, and then his voice made an immediate response by “coming” towards the words of invitation and promise; and then that it employs possessive pronouns for its phraseology, and so individualizes the believer. Christ says, “Come to me,” and the Christian says, “I came.” Christ says, “I give thee living water”; and the listener answers, “My thirst was quenched.” Christ says, “I am light”; and the child of God replies, “I found in Him my Star, my Sun!”

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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