“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
These are Jesus words calling us back to Him, personally, corporately,
Never in scripture are we instructed to fix ourselves up and come, never are we called to be anything we are not, never are we even called to be good. God knows that we simply can’t be. Literally. And that is precisely why He came.
Pause for a minute and try to wrap your head around that. Just like we, as parents, can’t resist our own children. He cannot resist us, even in our most wretched state. He loves you. He loves me. The God of the universe, who knit us together cell by cell by His very hand, knows every minute bit of our humanity and loves us still.
But yet, I am astonished that He asks us to come. And then, our tiniest steps of obedience are rewarded with a bowling over by His grace and mercy. For God will also step in our direction. But His steps are gargantuan, epic and out of this world. How can it be?
God is pouring His Spirit out over our congregation and flooding the church right now with healing and resurrection life. He is making His amazing presence known to individuals and corporately. All He is asking is that we come. Come as you are, broken, imperfect, sick, addicted…none of it scares Him. With one simple touch of His miraculous, life-giving hand, all that can be behind us. The slate wiped clean, a new beginning, new life, resurrection.
Take time out of your busy schedule and meet with Him today. Pull out your Bible, open it and allow His love letter to flood your soul with His presence, His healing, His comfort, His peace.
“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.”
It is all there. All that you need. More than you need. Truthfully, we don’t even know what we need. But He does, our Abba Father, our creator, our redeemer our friend. Allow Him to enfold you, to fill you to overflowing so that you might be His hands and feet and touch everyone you meet with His love today.
Come. Simply come.