He loves and cares for you
“Come to me, all you that labor and are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28
Every person that is alive has a void to be filled in their lives. Because of sin, we live in an imperfect world and none of us, even the best or the worst of us, are in any position to define another’s sins, because we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Imagine, after one has climbed the ladder of success and lived a moral and just life, a charge is laid against you that happened when you were young, wild and restless. So, you smoked a joint of marijuana when you were 18 and now that you are doing good at 58, someone spreads the news that you smoked together. It’s the essence of evil. I call it petty.
Is there a secret that you have been keeping for a long time and it has in recent times become a worrisome burden to you? Are you disappointed in life and about to give up telling yourself that you were given a dirty deal? Are you worried about getting old, falling out of social graces, no more invitations, on the verge of financial doom, abandoned by children and cast aside by those whose upward mobility you paved the way for? You are the invitee for whom Jesus is looking.
There was an urgent call on 911 from a lady frantically telling the operator that the dashboard in her car had been stolen along with her auto compass and radio. “Why, they even took the steering wheel!” she exclaimed.
When the police arrived, he found the distraught elderly lady sitting in the back seat of her car. He immediately radioed the operator and told her to kindly disregard the call as the lady was sitting in the wrong section of the car.
Perplexed at the apparent reticence of Jesus and expecting that Jesus would bring final judgment and overthrow all evil, John, who was in prison, on hearing of the mighty works that Jesus was doing, sent two of his disciples to ask Jesus, “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” Jesus told them to go back and report to John what you hear and see. “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised and the good news is preached to the poor.”
How often do we become overwhelmed with situations we cannot change or have no control over? We talk down, look down, walk down and are humped over from worry. Today God has the answer to all your problems – big, small or indifferent. Because he loves and cares for you and wants you to live an abundant life; he is pleading for you to accept this wonderful life-changing invitation. Come unto me, all ye 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 ye shall find rest for unto your soul. I pray you accept.