Hi this is Steve and welcome back to another segment of Press On.
This is called Knots
I started thinking about Christmas and while the weather is still tolerable putting some lights in our Holley Tree. Thinking about it-sparked a memory of a few years back when decorating that same tree…I pulled out the lights to find them all tangled up…
After spending what seemed like an hour untangling them I finally had enough…a nearby pair of garden shears completed the task. On the ground lay the carnage of a string of lights cut into 30 pieces.
Truth is one of the things I can’t stand is knots…things becoming entangled. Ever heard the saying "I feel like I'm all tangle in knots."
That includes life and things like faith. Historically humans have done a great job making that which was meant to be simple…complex.
For example the Jewish faith, the Torah contained 10 commandments given by God himself. Later 603 additional commandments were added by religious leaders for a total of 613. In time additional commandments were added to clarify the 613. Today there’s over a thousand of them.
When Jesus came along one of the things that I marvel at is how he began to untangle knots. First he confronted the religious leaders for making believing in God complicated and hard. He said things like my yoke is easy and my burden is light”Found in Matthew 11
He was talking about the heavy burden of the system of works that the Pharisees laid on the backs of the people that Jesus was offering to relieve.
Secondly he began to untangle peoples lives one by one whether it was a women at a well whose life was tangled in knots by multiple failed marriages he offed her a living water that would quench the thirst of her soul or man was crippled who had laid on a mat for 38 years trying to get in a pool that he thought would heal him He said to you want to get well…Jesus untangled his knots.
Theres much more to this story but for today think about this: Are you all tangled up in knots? Do you want to get untangled Then recall the word Jesus “come to meal who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest." He is the great "untangler" ….maybe its time you ask him to untangle you
This is Steve and until we meet get again Press On.
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