This summer I’m engaging with one passage of the gospel of Matthew. Yep. Just one.
For 10 weeks I have purposed to dig deeper into one passage, phrase by phrase.
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
All in effort to unpack what Jesus told His listeners (which includes us).
Sometimes the most familiar is overlooked. We know but we don’t see.
Like Mall Confusion. You see everything and nothing at the same time. Lots of noise, people, lights, smells and it’s all overwhelming. Reading through a familiar passage of the Bible can be like Mall Confusion. All and Nothing at the same time.
Unless you slow. your. pace.
10 weeks. One phrase a week. Working to memorize in a different version than I know, to be able to see it again.
Week 6…”learn from Me…”What does that even look like? Learn from Jesus? Of course the curious among us do this:
Learn from Jesus. Google has some interesting hits with that one. The top 3 were very helpful giving me a total of 36 different things I can learn from Jesus right off the bat. If I take one a day starting today it will be 5 weeks from now when I’ve finished just looking at the things I can learn from Jesus. That doesn’t include the time it will take me to actually learn them. To get each thing into my bones kind of learning.
That’s why 10 weeks isn’t enough. I’m pretty sure I can spend the rest of my life learning from Jesus.
Learning Along the Way.
Want to join me? I’d be happy to share what I’ve been learning. Let me know in the comments. Or message me on Facebook.