Come to me

all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

If any OTHER man ever made such a promise it would be laughable. If any of the great men of history, or of the present, called, Come to me and I will give you rest, he would not be believable, he would be absurd. You would say he is mad.

But Jesus IS believable. His astounding claim is not absurd bcos of who He is. When He calls weary sinners to Himself it is a believable call. The human heart knows that only Jesus can promise such a thing, and only He can give eternal life.

He calls us to come to Him and learn what He is like, and in becoming like Him we find rest for our souls. Unless our coming to Him results in us becoming meek and lowly like Him, then His rest evades us. He was speaking to folk who were burdened and weary from religion and sin.

It is a stupendous fact that God manifest in the flesh was, and is, a lowly Man. God can become lowly, but arrogant little people like us find it so hard, eh.

Lowly partly means that you’re low enough to go beneath the radar of this world and beneath the field of attraction of this world. You’re just not “up there” where worldly people are, or aspire to be.

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