“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. All of you, 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.”
“I’m tired!” I hear this reply on a daily basis from students! I don’t know if this condition is from a lack of rest due to a excess of gaming or the availability of Netflix on phones, sugar crashes from energy drinks, poor nutrition or WHAT–BUT I really believe the true cause of this chronic problem lies deeper!
Obviously people were tired in Jesus’ day as well! Jesus’ audience were mostly Hebrew commoners. They were straddled by laws upon laws that had been added by the religious leaders who were striving to make the Laws of God obtainable by humans without the empowerment of Holy Spirit. They were tired from trying, in their own strength, to win God’s pleasure, they were tired from the hopeless impoverishment in which many of them found themselves. They were tired from the hard, manual labor with which they sustained their meager existance. They, like many of us, were tired.
Jesus said, “come to Me-all who are tired, all who are weary, all who are sick of trying to live life on their own, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST!” Unload your load on Me and take My load on you because My load is light and easy.” Jesus promised and promises rest to all who come to Him-to all Who rest in Him-to all Who are empowered for life with His Presence! Don’t live TIRED-live EMPOWERED! Thats what Jesus offers REST! Think about it!