Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Do you ever have weeks full of heavy? Heavy work? Heavy worry? Heavy choices?
On Monday, I woke with Matthew 11:28 stirring my heart. Jesus’ plea, bidding me come and find rest.
And my response…”How Jesus, how?”
This morning, I woke with His word in Matthew ringing in the new day. Yet again.
Come to me.
Step one in finding rest: Come.
The word used here in Matthew is not a gentle suggestion to “make your way around to Him if you get the chance.”
No. This word is full of action. And translates “Come NOW.”
This verb, come, is intensely present.
A command, given us by Jesus…
Come now to me. Bring me your heavy.
My load is easy. My burden is light.