[reprinted from March 10, 2009]
â€œCome to me, all you who are weary and heavy burdened and I will give you rest.â€Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
What more could I need to hear today or any day? How gentle and powerful are Jesus’ words! In one sentence He tells me all I need to know.
Come to me. Come to where the real help is available! Do not invest in the counterfeit that is dressed up but goes no where! No self-help books can do what Jesus can do. His healing, His comfort, His wisdom, and His faithfulness has no equal. Come to me…it is gentle…it is strong.
All you Yes, Jesus says, â€œAllâ€. Jesus doesn’t ask me ‘in’ when I have it together and I am praising and thanking Him like I ‘should’. Jesus says He is the doctor who has come to heal those who are injured and barely making it! Jesus holds out His strong but gentle hands and beckons me in.
I will give you rest Jesus is the best giver! He knows perfectly what I need and how much I need and just how I need ‘it’. Whatever ‘it’ is â€“ Jesus knows! Jesus gives me the kind of ‘rest’ that is totally refreshing. He brings the peace along. He brings that assurance that all really will be well. Whatever the situation…it is the peace that is beyond my puny understanding! I just know that Jesus has proven Himself too many times not to believe that now, even in whatever the moment, Jesus has me in His arms and He promises the peace. I believe Him.
Take this one line and think about it and receive the wondrous truth that Jesus meant it â€“ for you. If your world isn’t currently so great â€“ wait â€“ Jesus has given His invitation. Come…