Monday, October 28, 2019

Grounds in my Coffee

 View From the Coffee Cup

My devotions lead me to an interesting thought this morning.

We start in Matthew 11.28-30. Jesus talks about taking His yoke, for it is easy and light.

Unlike most of the artwork we have from the Renaissance era, Jesus probably did not carry an entire cross, from His beating at the hands of the Roman soldiers, to Golgotha.

The Romans crucified thousands of people during this time period. The upright part of the cross was already there, and the Roman soldiers considered Jesus as just another criminal getting his just rewards.
    As a form of final humiliation, they would force walk the convicted person from the halls of The Praetorium to Golgotha, or "The Place of the Skull", with the very crossbeam that the person would be hung on the cross with.

The yoke in the Matthew passage can be likened to the crossbeam Jesus carried to His own death.

He could tell us to take up His yoke because the very yoke He bore for us was , for Him, easy to bear!
Because He saw the end result, looking beyond the ugliness of the cross and seeing the Glory of the empty tomb.

And that's my view from the Coffee Cup


  1. I like the comparison. I have been praying a lot lately for help in making my yoke just a little bit lighter, not just for myself, but for the kiddos. God has certainly got quite the yoke to lift off on terms of what we have going on in our lives currently, but I know he has the ability. So now I wait (trying to wait patiently, but sometimes that's not so easy, not gonna lie) and I try to look into the details of my daily life and see God in those details. There's a lot of pain to conquer but somebody very special to me today reminded me of the strength and faithfulness God has shown thus far in my life. I like this blog idea of yours and I will be sure to share it with your grandchildren. Joshua writes songs and I think that is his way of "blogging". Kyleigh is an amazing artist and that is her way of expressing her perspective. Carson is 16 and trying to figure out his relationship with God and I pray for him daily to seek God. Keep up the good work! :)

  2. Thanks Christianne, appreciate that. Miss the kids, give them a big hug from Papa and Memaw. Not traveling so much now, Need to get out your way for some face time with the critters. Can't believe Carson is 16, wow