Then Jesus said,
“Come to me,
all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you.
Let me teach you,
because I am humble and gentle at heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy to bear,
and the burden I give you is light.”
I went to BibleGateway.com & checked a number of different translations.
Each one of them had one common thread...
they all translated part of what Jesus said here as "come to Me..."
Those are the words that stuck out for me right this morning.
"come to Me..."
Jesus, who is God, says to us "come to Me".
He doesn't say, "get yourself clean up,
or get yourself straightened out,
or being perfect,
with your life put together."
He just says, "come to Me".
just like you are.
How many of us need someplace, someone who will just say to us in a wide open, accepting, loving embrace, "come here"?
Jesus says that to each & every one of us.
no matter what kind of mess we've made.
no matter what kind of stuff had been done to us.
no matter how hopeless,
&/or impossible things seems,
Jesus says, "come to Me..."
So, let's go...