Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
This invitation to come to Him that Jesus gives is to weary, burdened souls.
‘Ye that labour,’ comes from the Greek word – kopiao – to feel fatigue, toil, be wearied, labour with wearisome effort, exhausted.
‘Are heavy laden’ – phortizo – means to load up, over burdened with ceremony or spiritual anxiety, laden, to be loaded with a burden of rituals and unwarranted precepts.
We have two types of weakness and burdens here, physical and spiritual.
Are there things that weigh you down Friend?
‘Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he SHALL sustain thee: he shall NEVER suffer the righteous to be moved.’
Come to Jesus in all your weariness, bring all your striving and struggles, give it all to Jesus in prayer, and find rest and peace in Him because this is what He promises…
‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I WILL give you rest.’
It’s a promise Friends, come and He WILL give you rest.
But maybe there’s one of you that’s thinking I have, I do bring my worries to Jesus but I just seem to pick them back up again.
This isn’t just a one time coming, it’s constant coming, it’s abiding!!
Keep coming Friend, don’t keep dashing back to the world more concerned with what needs to be done like dear Martha but sit at Jesus feet like Mary even in the middle of your busyness and learn from Him how to trust Him more.
God’s word is full of encouragement, full of His own words speaking to us.
God doesn’t just want a moment snatched here and there with Him, He wants and deserves our all.
ALL our heart, ALL our devotion, ALL our days, ALL our moments.
He longs to be communing with us throughout our day. In the middle of our muddle, while our hands are washing dishes or folding laundry, for us to be telling Him all our little as well as big worries, looking to Him and leaning on Him for help moment by moment.
Will you come Friend and experience the sweetness of this rest in Christ?
Matt 11:28, Ps 55:22.