Sunday, February 13, 2011
Come to me - if you are weary or burdened
We live in the richest country in the world.
Our society, with its freedom and abundant opportunity, is the envy of the entire world.
Why, then, would we be weary? Or burdened?
Oh, but we are...
Jesus words, spoken to downtrodden peasants in Palestine 2000 years ago, still resonate today!
Matthew 11:27 “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Come to me, says Jesus.
Who WAS he, to make such an offer?
I will give you rest. You WILL find rest for your souls.
Only God could speak that way. Only God could deliver on that promise. Especially 2000 years later. Only God...