Daily Devotions

“Come to Me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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—Dave Leacox

 

“Come to Me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, 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—Dave Leacox

This word is an invitation. This word is Grace to us.

Who isn’t burdened today? Who isn’t weary in some way? (Wait on the Lord.) I’ve been talking with people who are weary with chronic illness. I’ve been listening to people who are worried and anxious about so many things that it is affecting their health and relationships. I’ve been listening to people tell me of the burdens they carry for their children and to children who are carrying burdens for their parents. I have been talking with people who are trying to make a positive difference and work for change in our society. What I hear is weariness. They are worn out, tired. Yes, I hear it.

“Come to Me.” Says Jesus.

“Come to Me in prayer. Come to me in your weariness. Come to me with your fears. Come to Me in your frustration and cynicism. Come to Me,” says Jesus. “Because I know that weariness, I know that burden.” Jesus says, “You don’t have to pretend to have it all together to come to Me. You don’t have to have it all figured out to come to Me. Just come.”

When Jesus carried the Cross, He carried all our burdens on it. When Jesus rose from the dead, He came alive to remain with us and for us always.

“Come to Me,” says Jesus, “in prayer, in weariness, in hope, in doubt, in anger, in fear, in joy, in celebration, in grief.”

“Come to Me, I’ll carry it with you. I will give you rest for your souls. I will give you a peace that the world cannot give. Come to Me.”

Pastor Roy Christell

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