DayBreaks for 5/10/16 – Come to Me
Matthew 11:28 (NLTse) – Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest…”
Sometimes the most profound things are easy to miss, aren’t they? We often look for thunderbolts, and I suppose that figures because they tend to get our attention rather clearly and suddenly. We like things that aren’t hard to miss and don’t like to have to look hard for those nuggets of truth, but there’s one in today’s verse.
Jesus’ statement is one of the most beloved in Scripture for good reason – we’re all weary, all carrying burdens…and all in desperate need of rest. So, what do we focus on in this verse? On the rest part, right? And that’s where we miss it.
The most important words in this passage are the first three words out of Jesus’ mouth: Come to me…
Think about what Jesus didn’t say: he didn’t invite us to come to a synagogue (or church), he didn’t invite us to come to a social or gospel meeting or even to worship. He didn’t invite us to come participate in some program or project. He invites us to come to him.
It is in Christ that we will find all we long for – and far more.
PRAYER: Jesus, I want to come to you. I accept your invitation. Thank you for inviting us into your very Presence. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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