..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)



Friday, June 15, 2007

E. Stanley Jones on Glorious Surrender to Jesus




His Yoke is Easy

The phrase I've said most in life
is this one:"Lord, You've got me."
And I've meant it. And it works --
works gloriously. His yoke is easy
and His burden is light. Why? Because
He puts nothing on you? On the contrary,
you come to Him and He will dump the
world and its troubles into your heart.
You begin to care. I came to Him all
unsuspecting. I wanted salvation and
found in taking it I wanted the
salvation of the world.

At eighty-three I'm taking more and
more projects upon myself -- world
projects. And the more I take on
myself, the more I'm taken over by
joy, by well-being, by inner excitement,
by adventure, by growth, by life.

His yoke is easy because His yoke
is my yearning. It gives me the
very thing I'm made for -- creative
activity. When I surrender to Him, it
is the same surrender a wire, unattached
and noncreative, makes when it surrenders
to a dynamo: it throbs with light and
power. The same surrender which paint
makes when it surrenders to an artist:
mere color becomes a living picture.
The same surrender which ink makes when
it surrenders to a writer: mere print
becomes words that burn and bless and
enlighten.

When you surrender to Christ, you
surrender to the most creative and
dynamic Person on this or any other
planet. You begin to be alive with
His life, enlightened with His light,

loving with His love. You have surrendered
to creativity. Therefore His yoke is easy,
for you are made by the Creator for creation.

--E. Stanley Jones


photo taken in Lauterbrunnen Switzerland, Agfachrome





1 comment:

TogetherOne.neT said...

delicious quote...thanks for mining it!