“Come to Me...” (Matthew 11:28)
Often we fail to see the simplest of solutions to the personal issues plaguing us. How long will we stand in self-sufficiency? How long will we live in anxiety, confusion, or fear, failing to recognize that the simplest of the commands of Jesus will meet us in our moment of need? Jesus said, “Come to me...”
Is it pride keeping you from coming to Jesus? Is it that you have come so many times previous that you think you will burden him? Is it sin in your life that keeps you away? Are you so busy like Martha that you will not slow down and come to join Mary at Jesus feet? Or can it be that you’ve forgotten how simple it is to come, and how ready He is show you grace and mercy in your time of need?
What was the Samaritan woman’s advice to the town folk? What was her advice after her encountered with Jesus at the well filled her with the assurance she would never thirst again? “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did!” (John 4:29).
“Come,” Jesus said to James and John, “and you will see” (John 1:39). “Come,” he said to Peter, who got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus (Matthew 14:29).
Even in the final words of scripture, the invitation is extended, “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches…the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:16-17).
Question: What is preventing you from coming to Jesus? What is it that you need to come to Jesus about right now?
Challenge: “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence that we may receive mercy, and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer: Jesus, be my sufficiency. Let me look to nothing and no one else, but my Savior and Redeemer.
Rob Crose -- BC Staff