Come To Jesus and Find Rest [Matthew 11]

25At that time Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.

26"Yes, Father, for this way was well-pleasing in Your sight. 27"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him. 28"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, 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."


Are you weary today?  Are you caring heavy burdens?  Jesus is offering you rest.  He is calling you to come, be united with Him in a way that ties you together as you walk.  As you walk with Him in commitment you will learn from Him.  You will learn to know the Father as the Son knows Him.   Jesus will humbly and gently reveal the truth about the Father, Lord of heaven and earth. As you learn who He really is, you will grow in trusting Him and the walk will be easy and light.  Isn't this what your heart longs for?


"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, because He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:6-7 (Holman CSB). It will require being humble - acknowledging that we need God and asking Him to cause you to cast the burdens on Him.


He is longing to carry your burdens for you, walk beside you and to give you rest. May we humbly take His yoke upon us today.


Verna McCrillis, 1/13/2009