Word to Ponder, Nov. 17th

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Word to Ponder, Nov. 17th
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Thu, 11-17-2011 - 6:08pm

Today's Our Daily Bread devotion:

A Companion on the Road

Read Matthew 4:18-22

I love to walk Idaho’s paths and trails and enjoy its grandeur and picturesque beauty. I’m often reminded that these treks are symbolic of our spiritual journey, for the Christian life is simply walking—with Jesus alongside as our companion and guide. He walked through the land of Israel from one end to the other, gathering disciples, saying to them, “Follow Me” (Matt. 4:19).

The journey is not always easy. Sometimes giving up seems easier than going on, but when things get difficult, we can rest a while and renew our strength. In Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan describes the arbor on Hill Difficulty where Christian caught his breath before continuing the climb. His scroll provided comfort, reminding him of the Lord’s continual presence and sustaining power. He got a second wind so he could walk a few more miles.

Only God knows where the path will take us, but we have our Lord’s assurance, “I am with you always” (Matt. 28:20). This is not a metaphor or other figure of speech. He is real company. There is not one hour without His presence, not one mile without His companionship. Knowing He’s with us makes the journey lighter. --David H. Roper


When life becomes a heavy load
An upward climb, a winding road,
In daily tasks, Lord, let me see
That with me You will always be. —D. De Haan

As you travel life’s weary road, let Jesus lift your heavy load.

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Sat, 11-19-2011 - 11:58pm

Wow, I love this. It's great to remember that God is always beside us!

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Fri, 11-25-2011 - 2:54pm

WOW, WOW, WOW. This really struck me. Thanks for posting Becca. I am acutally going to take a couple of the paragraphs and use it in my Christmas letter. I have been sitting here for the last hour addressing Christmas cards and wondering what to say in my Christmas letter about all the crap that has gone on for the last 4 months....but this just showed me (thank you God) that there are good things that have been happening as wel and I need to keep looking at those and not the bad.

Anne
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Fri, 11-25-2011 - 7:41pm
I'm so glad it was a blessing!

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