The Invitation … to rest.

Having declared He has it all, knows it all and reveals it all, he now calls people to place their

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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.” (Matthew 11 v 28-30)

Have you become exhausted from the journey of your life and work?

Are you weighted down with heavy loads of care and concerns?

Come to me. A simple invitation.

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” John 6:35

All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out. John 6:37

On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. John 7:37

Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. Revelation 3:20

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price. Revelation 22:17

Come to me.

Jesus is not suggesting you lay down and have a sleep in order to find rest. Although some of us do need to sleep more! But He is inviting us to leave in order to accept the invitation to come to Him.

The crowd that day were weary and burdened by the rules and expectations of others and the religious system that they had been born into. The invitation was to leave the pressure to perform, the striving to be better than others and to find rest in the acceptance of Jesus.

Come to me all who are gifted with greatness. No.

Those who look like they are going to drop. Those on the verge of giving up. Those who have no answers. Those who are tired of it all. Those who want to run away. Those who are at their wits end. Those who cannot change their circumstances. Those who are weary and burdened.

Come.

Come to me.

Rest.

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