“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.”
The past few months for me have been particularly testing as negotiations surrounding our house in Rotorua have intensified greatly. It’s been draining stuff! Jesus’ words “weary” and “burdened” are very relevant, however they don’t ring nearly as loadly as those three short words, “come to me”. No matter what happens, Jesus is able to give us rest, comfort, life and hope in the midst of every circumstance if only we will go to Him.
It’s just the same for us as a Church. There’s SIGNIFICANT stuff happening for us: challenging and demanding stuff. Following a season of consolidation over the past year or so, God is starting to call us to action, and to a greater effort in His Kingdom work. But this is not “hard work” in the sense that we labour alone, no: we find rest in Jesus; he replaces our burden, which can be so hard to bear, with His, which He promises will be “light”. Jesus has proven to be trustworthy and so we can trust Him for the outcome.
Jesus said, “Come to me….”
How are we going to respond?