Come to Me

By Scarlett Stough

Jesus is calling to all:

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30

How can Jesus make our burdens light and our responsibilities easy? He will be sharing the "yoke." He will be supplying the strength. He will be giving us hope, now and for an eternity. We will never have to fend for ourselves, because he will be there to supply all we truly need.

Why would we turn that down? How could following our own natural inclinations with all the unpleasant consequences be more appealing than submitting to God’s way of living? He has grace to spare.

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
James 4:6-10

Our pride and our joy is a poor substitute for God's grace and his joy. His love does not fail.

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