In Jesus’ Words: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:25-30)

Come to Me, ALL of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. – Jesus (Matthew 11:28)

This is one of the most powerful and reassuring statements ever said.  No condition required, no sin too great, no burden too big.  Jesus says His yoke is easy.

In 2006 Brian Welch, guitarist for the heavy metal band, Korn, and heavy drug addict, walked away from a $23 million contract in order to follow Jesus – all because of the promise of this verse.  He now has “Matthew 11:28” tattooed on his neck.

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“I didn’t know how to get sober. No one could help me. When I went to church that day I was high on meth. Then I ended up seeing if Jesus was real. I said, ‘Heal me, God. You said you would heal me if I seek you with all my heart.’ And he delivered me from everything. He instantly took the drugs away. There’s no man or program that could have cured me. Only God. God told me, ‘I don’t condemn you. I love you’.”

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In April 2013, 246 Iranians crossed the border into a neighboring country so they could be baptized. It was the largest recorded baptism in the area since the fourth century. Living in a place where talking about Christianity can get you killed, one man spoke up, “I’ve heard about Jesus. I love him. I want to know about Christianity.”

Jesus said, “I am gentle. Come to Me.”

Jesus did not come for the perfect and self-righteous, but just the opposite.
He gave His life for the imperfect, the burdened, the lost, the poor, the lonely, the sick, the abused, the desperate, the humble, and all who seek Him.

~ Matthew 11:25-30  For the weary and burdened ~

At that time Jesus said, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to infants. Yes, Father, because this was Your good pleasure. All things have been entrusted to Me by My Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son desires to reveal Him.”

“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.”

About Life and Heart Matters

I love sharing the stories I see around me every day - of life, family, of the heart and of the spirit. I've written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, participated in speaking engagements across the U.S and France, and enjoy working with humanitarian efforts. I also like spending time running, swimming and reading, all of which can be done on a beach somewhere!
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5 Responses to In Jesus’ Words: I will give you rest (Matthew 11:25-30)

  1. rhemalog says:

    Hello!

    (I know this is the most inappropriate means of connecting with you…but this is the avenue I could find. Please forgive me).

    Calvary greetings to you in the mighty name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Awesome work you are doing on your blog.

    God be praised forever!

    My name (in short) is Tim and I am the administrator of the newly unveiled Christian Social Community: Rhemalog.

    Craving your indulgence, I will quickly like to intimate you on our purpose, goals and objectives.

    Rhemalog is a compound word, coined from both “Rhema” and “Log”.
    It means, putting into writing(Log), your encounters in the Word of God(Rhema).
    That is, sharing with the beloved, the things that God has shown unto you in His Word.

    Rhemalog is established by the leading of the Holy Spirit, as a platform to enrich and impact the body of Christ all over the World!

    You will agree that there is a lot of degradation going on.
    Abuse, spiritual contaminations and pollutions.

    All you need is to refresh your social-media pages long enough…then boom!
    There you have it, in your face!
    But.
    Wouldnt it be awesome to have a sanctified environment?

    A platform built solely for the Children of God.
    Devoid of negativity around us, but filled with inspirations, encouragements and above all, the WORD OF GOD!

    This is our driving force.
    The clarion call that moved us to put Rhemalog in place.

    And this is our call to you: Would you like to join us?

    As one of the major (Christian) thinkers and opinion-makers out there, logically, it is a no-brainer that we need you, especially since our main goal is to ensure that the people are well fed.

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    – Timelines and profiles
    – Pictures, etc

    Together, we can build one of the most vibrant and impactful communities out there.

    Should you decide to join us now:

    – Your personal blog and info will be shared on our social media pages (with over 59,000 members)

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    But can you help us be a blessing to the children of God out there?

    It will be a huge honour and we will be waiting for you.

    rhemalog.com is the address.

    The first step is to be registered. Duration of your submissions will be totally up to you. To keep up though, we would suggest you begin by sharing the links to your blog posts, later on, you can start doing reblogs or creating unique postings using our blog feature.

    However, in-between, we would love your quips, wits, quotes and words of wisdom, posted on our timeline. We consider these to be quick tonic for the soul…snacks for those in hurried need of inspiration and motivations.

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    Yours,

    Tim
    Rhemalog Community

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  2. Celeste Love says:

    Hello Sue,
    Thank you for your inspiring stories and Words of truth!
    Keep up the good work!

    Your friend,
    Celeste

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