“Come to Me, all who are weary”… Matthew 11:28, 29
Nothing touches the human heart more profoundly than the invitations of God. He calls on us, hoping we will hear him. And what is most remarkable is that He extends the invitations at all! The Christian life could be summarized as an ongoing response to the beckoning voice of our Savior. God is always speaking to us, hoping we will listen, hoping we will respond.
Perhaps few blessings present such a rich testimony to God’s love as this call… “come to Me.” The Eternal God of the Universe, Creator and Sustainer of all things, continually requests our presence before Him. And why does He beckon? Why does He call? – “Come to Me…and I will give you rest.”
God wants us to rest before Him. To rest means to constantly abide in His presence…”Abide in Me, and I in you.” It represents a place where the believer lives- every moment of every day. Rest usually implies the equivalent of sleep, of ceasing all activity and retreating from the events of the day. But God’s rest implies the beginning of real living, where the thirty soul finds joy and meaning.
All He asks of us is that we draw near. Rest is God’s provision for the weary soul. We are not called to rest, but simply to come near. We must always see in our weariness, the blessed privilege of drawing near our Savior. And it is only when we draw near His…”throne of grace,” not our self-made thrones, that our wonderful Savior meets us with the joy and peace of knowing Him.