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COME: A message to you from Jesus Christ
Jesus says: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden . . .
That's you. Whether you're a millionaire or deep in debt, you are carrying a load of sin. You can come to God in such a condition. Jesus Christ welcomes you. He will cleanse you and make you presentable to his Father.
I will give you rest . . .
Jesus is telling you where to find peace--and it is found only in a personal relationship with him.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me . . .
Yes, there is a yoke. No one is free. Everyone is in slavery either to the world or to Jesus. To follow the world will bring you to destruction, but to obey Jesus brings you peace and joy both now and forever. You can learn about him by reading the gospel of Mark or John.
I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls . . .
When you take Jesus' yoke upon you, he will help you become more like him: gentle, patient, loving and joyful.
My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. . .
Linking your life with Jesus puts you in harmony with the purpose of your creation. In time, you will discover that doing the will of God fills you with joy unmatched by any pleasure the world can offer.
Come! Jesus cleanses you from all sin.
"Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool." Isaiah 1:18
Come! God offers relief from your struggles.
" . . . And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price." Revelation 22:17
What an invitation! Please respond! Refusal is an insult to God who provided the way of salvation at the price of the life of his only Son. Do not put it off!
My response: Lord Jesus, I come to you. I am sorry for my sins and accept your sacrifice for them. Help me to follow you in obedience and love.