When you try to highlight 365 different artists in one year, you reach a point when you think, did I already write about this artist? I hope this isn’t a repeat, but today’s song was introduced to me by my spiritual mentor Ken Horne during a high school retreat. The Robe by Wes King uses the imagery of a baptism along with the passage below as an invitation to come to Jesus so that you can walk away clean and free.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will [o]ease and relieve and [p]refresh [q]your souls.] 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ([r]relief and ease and refreshment and [s]recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls. 30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, [t]good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne, Matthew 11:28-30.
There are certain people that I’ve met in life that revel in worry. The closer you are or become to these individuals, spirits of worry can become oppressive and often wear you down. The Robe serves as a positive message as God accepts you where you are in life. While some Christian’s still dress up for church to impress others, come as you are to accept and embrace God’s grace and mercy.
by Jay Mankus