At times, I hear a person say something like this: “I wonder what it would have been like to have actually been with Jesus when he walked this earth?” Today’s Gospel is a sobering reminder of what happened to many who had this blessing. Moses was able to bring water from the rock at God’s command; but even God cannot make the rock-hard soul of a person flow with living water, unless the person is willing.
You needn’t prefer any other time or place than your here and your now. The fullness of God’s power in the Holy Spirit is available to you at this very moment. Repent of hardness of heart toward any person, place, or thing. Be open to God’s invitation to rest in him.
Take the final three verses and memorize them so that they will be the Firestarter in the center of the logs of your life, falling into place to light your fire.
What are these?
Revelation to infants v. 25
“Come to me: I give you rest.” v. 28
Taking Your yoke and learning v. 29
Your yoke easy; burden light v. 30
This is the sixth of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year A.
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