In Matthew 11:28, Jesus says “Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Above passage is quite comforting to everyone who is struggling with one problem or another at present. And for us to appreciate it properly, I suggest we first pay attention to the statement ‘Come to Me’ in it closely.
“Come to Me” can be taken for this write-up, as an invitation “to advance toward a person”; the person being able to improve the lot of the invitee. However, some people use the statement deceitfully, such that the invitee become worse off at the end of the day. Such people should never be trusted, and they should be ignored!
But Jesus Christ is quite different, because He doesn’t use the statement “Come to me” deceitfully. He means well each time He uses it, because of His love for us (John 15:9). For that reason, He should be trusted, and he should never be ignored!
Today, this same Jesus is saying “Come to me”, and “I will give you rest” from all your troubles. So, if you are ill, He will give you rest from your illness, He will heal you”. Remember He is specially anointed for that purpose (Acts 10:38). And if you are facing lack in any area of your life, He will prosper you. That is His wish for you anyway (3 John 2).
Are your children troubling you lately? If they are, Jesus will save them (Isaiah 49:25). And if your enemies are disturbing you, He will make them to be at peace with you (Proverbs 16:7). Perhaps someone is holding back your promotion, He will get it for you, after all, promotion comes from God, His Father, and no-one else (Psalm 75:6-7 KJV).
If you are childless, Jesus will give you children. Please recall that children are gifts from God (Psalm 127:3 NLT). Maybe it’s hard for you to secure a life partner up till now, He will sort you out someday, because He believes you should not be on your own forever (Genesis 2:18). Etc.
Friend, please note here that you can also heed the “Come to me” call of Jesus Christ even though you are not laboured and heavy laden. The fact is, you are acceptable to Him just as you are (Acts 10:34-35). Please, answer Him promptly!
Finally, if you want eternal life, Jesus is saying “Come to me” (John 3:16)! But, you must be born again first, otherwise, you cannot enter the kingdom of God (John 3:3) to enjoy it.
Are you born again? If you are, well done! But if you are not, please confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, and you will be saved (Romans 10:9). That is, you will become born again! It is after this has been settled that you can attain eternal life in the kingdom of God. May you not miss it, in Jesus name. Amen.
**N.B. My writing ministry is thirteen (13) years old today. I give God all the PRAISE!
Jesus is Lord!
Dr Adedayo Stoney Adegbulu