I sit this morning in a quiet sunny room. I’m the only one out of bed. My coffee is nearby and I’m considering baking some biscuits to enjoy with last night’s homemade blueberry jam. So simple yet to me such a treat. As I sit and sip and consider some fussier things to make or do, I hear a voice from the nearby television set.
“This is such a simple thing to make yet my family loves it so. I love making it for them.” I have a sudden image in my mind of Jesus on the beach tending the fire and cooking a few fish for His friends, calling out, perhaps “bring me a few more fish, men! You must be hungry after all that work.”
Imagine, you are overburdened with work. You spend so much time fussing. You approach the shore after all that time spent battling the waves tossing you about as you try to catch more fish. You draw the boat forward and secure it and you’re feeling as though just one more step will be your undoing. What happens next?
The Lord Himself asks you to hand “it” to Him as He intends and desires to “handle it” all for you. He seeks to carry it from here and offers rest to you. How simple, how delightful, how . . . difficult to accept.
Why- why do we make things difficult rather than handing “it” to Him. We’re not wimping out as it were. We’re not giving up. We’re simply taking something He sees as small and receiving something so ENORMOUS in return. We receive His love . . . so freely given. He takes “it” from us. We rest in Him. It can be simple if we let it be. It’s what we need. It’s what He desires to give.
Love . . . trust . . . surrender . . . receive.
Biscuits and jam coming up!
Want some? Just say the word!
Somebody pass the jam, please!