Soft spots

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Has anyone ever accused you of having a “soft spot”? I’m not referring to a baby’s soft spot. That’s the vulnerable area on top of their head where the skull hasn’t yet grown together. Here’s a definition of what I mean: “A soft spot is a strong feeling of sensitivity and sympathy for something or someone.”  Maybe for you, it’s a strong affinity with an underdog. Maybe it’s a strong identification with someone who is in the same season of life that you are in. You feel their pain or their joys in a special way.

I believe that Jesus has a soft spot toward the weak, weary and heavy-laden. In Matthew 11, He talked about the special relationship that Christ-followers have with God. He states that the truth about the person and nature of God has been revealed, NOT to the wise and “learned”, but to common, everyday folks. He calls them “little children.” Then, to those ordinary people, including you and me, he says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, 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.”

Jesus has a soft spot for you. So, on those days when you feel there is no one who understands and cares, remember, Jesus does.

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