Friday, 10 September 2021
By: Prathab V
“ Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. ”
One of the things that attracted me to Jesus is the fact that Jesus never forced anyone to follow Him. Jesus only persuaded all through his teachings and was never coercive in His message of love and reconciliation to God the Father. It was love in action while teaching the people about God the Father.
In doing so, Jesus was humble and showed love to both adults and children. Jesus also accepted all kinds of ethnic groups – both Jews and Gentiles.
Even today, Jesus speaks through His Word, to everyone who humbly seeks the Creator earnestly. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. He hasn’t changed.
I am convinced that Jesus is the only hope for us. He is the only Messiah for humanity. He is kind, gentle and knows full well the sufferings we go through daily. He knows what weariness is all about because He Himself experienced it. Jesus knows what burdens of the heart and sorrows are, as He also went through it, even to the point of death.
Jesus promises to give us rest. He says his yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Today, let us surrender to Jesus and pray in faith. Are you weary? Go to Jesus. Are you tired and frustrated? Go to Jesus. Have you been back stabbed? Go to Jesus. Have you been misunderstood? Talk to Jesus. Seek Jesus with all your soul. Pour out your heart to Him. He understands. He will encourage and comfort you. Jesus said He will give us rest. So, just rest in Jesus.
Remember also that Jesus is coming soon. This morning, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart. Yield to Jesus and rest in Him.
Heavenly Father, I am tired of running and moving away from You. I see suffering and pain everywhere. But my heart tells me that You are the only hope and the answer. I yield to Your Son Jesus. Please take charge of my life Lord. Help me to focus and rest in You Lord. In Jesus’ name, I ask. Amen.