Come Unto Me All Ye That Labour
Come unto me all ye that labour, we extend this invitation to everyone. Sometimes we need assistance. When we need assistance, it may be to lift our responsibilities from this world or to receive medical care or physical support when we are weak.
We may require assistance in carrying our sorrows. We possibly need relief from our anxiety the most.
Everyone is dependant on others while they are young and developing. And it’s important to emphasize that children’s independence from fear and positive attitude on life are a result of their rely on others rather than their own abilities.
They are filled with excitement as they anticipate the future. Fears and uncertainties only start to surface when they start to experience worldly cares.
Adults must be few in number who have never felt the need for assistance. And if there is somebody who has never felt the need for help from others, who believes that he is capable of providing for all of his requirements and resolving all of his issues, he is not to be envied. We were made with the intention of helping others.
Everyone is invited, and it should be clear that everyone needs it. We can’t rely solely on ourselves.
The phrase “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavily laden” is typically used in reference to death. They are applicable to life on earth as well as our transition into the spiritual world.
Sometimes we want for someone to whom we may turn in order to be encouraged and find rest—not just physical rest, but respite from worry and rest from the weight of loss. We don’t shine by ourselves. Where the path is dark, light must be provided. Sometimes it seems like we lose our light, and the future seems bleak. We always need assistance in a variety of ways.
Look into men’s souls. Look past the friendly words and smiling greetings on the outside.
Is there anyone that we are aware of who does not struggle to keep the fire in his heart burning because of a burden? The invitation to “Come unto me” should therefore be welcomed!
But who does the Lord summon into His presence with this call? It is only normal for us to invite and long for the company of individuals who are upbeat, uncomplaining, and equipped to assist us.
It is natural to avoid folks who are negative, whiny, depressed, or trying to put their load on us. Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, the Lord commands.
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We all toil and carry hefty loads in one way or another. We find the call appealing. But where should we begin? What does “coming” mean? I want to go to the Lord, but where is He? There are still people today who travel on pilgrimages in search of assistance.
The Lord is not somewhere on earth that we must travel to. We don’t need to travel to Jerusalem, Samaria, or the desert.
The Lord enters our brains and hearts when we turn to the Word for His direction and assistance, just as the kingdom of heaven, which is within, does. Yes, He consistently knocks on doors while standing there waiting to be answered.
How frequently do we find ourselves saying, “If only I could have this or that, I would be happy!”? However, nobody ever discovered happiness in that way. The fulfillment of such ambitions will just delay victory rather than bringing it.
Therefore, in a variety of ways, we aimlessly travel the world looking for things that do not satisfy. Nothing in the outside world can make someone happy. While they may provide momentary joy, the rest we yearn for is not found in an abundance of possessions.
So what can provide us with rest? It is a force that originates from the inside. It is the light that reveals the Lord’s path to be the greatest—the best then, the best always, and always a gain for eternity.
Consider two road forks. “Rough for a very short way, then a lovely paradise,” reads one signboard. “Smooth and downhill for a short way; then deserts, miasma, and disaster,” the other sign reads.
Which route would a prudent individual choose? He would trek uphill and across difficult terrain to reach the heaven of beauty and rest.
All of you who toil and are burdened, come to me, and I will give you rest. You can find rest for your spirits if you take my yoke upon you and learn from me because I am humble and meek in spirit.
For my burden is light and my yoke is gentle. Matthew 11:28–30
The first is the direction we all naturally want to go in, the direction that seems magnificent at first; the second is the direction we do not want to go in, the direction that for a time is beset with difficulties, hardships, and possibly suffering. We should picture these two directions because they are always presented to us.
The simple route, which is simple to choose because it is inferior, will undoubtedly result in a spiritual wasteland, wilderness, and final destruction. The path leads to a heavenly and eternal paradise after initially being steep and arduous, the path of our struggles and pains.
These two approaches are quite real, and we need to recognize that. Because if we know about the paradise up ahead, isn’t the difficult path not made simple? When we realize this, it will be difficult to choose a route that is pleasant for a short while but ultimately disastrous.
The day is gorgeous and enticing. The work at the desk and in the classroom seems unappealing. However, the parent commands, “You must temporarily set aside your aspirations and submit to the hard labor.” Yet why? that the youngster develops mental fortitude and becomes prepared for purposes in the future.
We are all the offspring of the Lord. Although we might yearn for the fleeting pleasures and benefits, our Heavenly Father knows what is best and guides us so that we can grow spiritually and equip ourselves for use in the life to come.
The ability to see the way and know the outcome, then, is what can allow us to rest. This mental process of seeing the path and knowing the outcomes occurs. It has great power and can sooth our souls.
Truth is powerful. It helped the Lord triumph. It provides us with peace and strength, allowing us to rest in the Divine. But what happens if we don’t know the truth and don’t believe in divine providence?
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People who don’t have faith in the Lord or understand the mansion He is constructing for them in the soul can only have faith in the material world and in themselves.
They may be zealous in their pursuit of material goods, aspiring to rule others, and placing their faith in their own strength and possessions. If they are unsuccessful, they weep; they grow downcast and troubled. They worry about the future and get increasingly disheartened and troubled inside. This is true, as we can see on every hand.
Come to me, the Lord says, and if we do, we won’t be troubled by life’s circumstances. We will locate Him, who will enable us to bear our burdens and grant us rest. The yoke was designed to make bearing burdens easier rather than to eliminate them.
Those who put their faith in divine providence do not worry, grieve needlessly, or feel downcast. They entrust their weight to the Lord, who strengthens them.
They do not view these things as being of the highest value if their wealth increases and all of their natural desires are satisfied. If they lose, they are aware that even though they would lose things that are natural, such a loss will help them advance in the unending universe. Even in the valley of shadows, when they see the two signboards, they are internally joyful because they have faith in the Lord.
Therefore, the Lord invites everyone to come to him and receive his rest: “Come unto me, all ye that labor, and are heavy laden. Rest comes from within, through the Lord.
Therefore, the Lord invites everyone to come to him and receive his rest: “Come unto me, all ye that labor, and are heavily burdened. Rest comes from inside, via the Lord.
Take on my yoke, I say. Whom does He yoke? There is love. How simple it is to carry out a favorite activity! Building a house, providing care for the sick, and carrying out the many tasks required for our jobs all involve labour.
How heavy the yoke is if we have to be forced to perform these things! The yoke, however, becomes light if we do them out of love. My burden is light.
All of the Lord’s magnificent deeds were made possible through His love for all people. My load is light, Every hardship is made lighter by love.
“No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his companions.” Because the Lord loved us so much, He gave His life in our place.
Take on my yoke, I say. With the same level of love the Lord has, join yourselves to your duty. therefore the weight must become lighter.
Yes, we serve the people we care about while being completely unaware of our declining health. We should get ready so that we can be deserving of this affection. The promised rest for the soul will then undoubtedly be found.
Give us some of Your gentleness and humility so that we may be deserving of this rest that has been promised, which is Thy great blessing.
Labour And Are Heavy Laden
The invitation then states to “come unto me.” Of course, Jesus is the one issuing the invitation, and as a result, it is Jesus who we are to approach.
Jesus stated that “all things are handed unto me from my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will show him” in the verse that comes before our reading (Matthew 11:27).
God consequently intended for people to approach Him by way of His Son, Jesus Christ. “I am the way, the truth, and the life; there is no other route to the Father,” stated Jesus (John 14:6).
There is no salvation in any other, according to Peter’s sermon: “There is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
Moses’ words, as cited by Peter, “…The Lord your God will raise up unto you a prophet out of your brethren, like me; him you shall hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you,” were also true.
And it shall come to be that every soul among the people who will not heed that prophet will be destroyed (Acts 3:22-23). Peter compared Jesus Christ to this passage (Acts 3:20).
Pay close attention to the word “all” that follows. Come to me, “all,” you who toil and are burdened. We can understand that everyone can find redemption by just this simple word. It is important to note that this is not universal salvation, but rather global opportunity.
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Peter finally was able to say, “Of a truth I see that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him,” after it required a miracle to make him comprehend this (Acts 10:34-35).
The final invitation from the Lord to come to Him was reported by the apostle John as he concluded the final revelation of Jesus Christ that he had been given to share with the world.
And the Spirit and the Bride say, Come,” he said. And let anyone who hears say, “Come.” And invite anyone who is thirsty to come. And let anyone desires freely drink from the fountain of life (Revelation 22:17). Still, “all” or “whosoever will” are invited.
Those who “labor and are heavy laden” are invited. This would be people who are enduring life’s hardships without believing they will one day live in heaven. Paul claimed that before obeying Christ, the Ephesians had been without Christ, without hope, and without God in the world (Ephesians 2:12).
Man has nothing to look forward to, “but a certain terrified looking for of judgment and flaming anger, which shall devour the adversaries,” without the prospect of eternal redemption in Christ Jesus (Hebrews 10:27).
Those who toil and are burdened with heavy loads will also include those who have embraced the Lord, followed His instructions, and are currently faithfully serving Him even if they still encounter trials, challenges, difficulties, sorrow, and suffering in life.
Being a child of God does not absolve one from all grief, suffering, and adversity. Paul said, “Yea, and everyone who will live godly in Christ Jesus will experience persecution” (11 Timothy 3:12).
If You Come To Me, I Will Grant You Rest.
Look at the love that the Father has shown to us (1John 3:1). Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, said Jesus, and I will give you rest. You will find peace in your souls if you take my yoke upon you and learn from me because I am humble and meek in spirit.
For my weight is light and my yoke is gentle (Matthew 11:28-30). It is a great tale of love that Christ died for people like us who are sinners.
Because he is our Lord and Creator of all things, this great tale of love still beckons to us from the top of Calvary’s mountain, pleading with us to come and get the redemption, blessing, healing, promotion, victory over adversaries, and peace of mind that no one else can provide.
There are hardships and problems in life. Jesus is urging us to let go of our cares and burdens so that we might rest in Him.
You could be feeling down and disheartened. You could be lonely and worn out. Your circumstances and life may be too much for you to handle. You can be sinking in the sea of life with no one to save you. Is your joblessness a burden? Jesus is calling us to come and lay down our burdens in the midst of all these terrible circumstances.
One is burdened by burden. One loses satisfaction in life when they are burdened. One is prevented from realizing the abundant life made possible by the blood of Jesus by burdens. We should accept His yoke, the Lord commanded. God wants you to bear a training yoke now, but Jesus will bear the heavier load on your behalf.
Jesus won’t give you more than you can handle. Being with Christ teaches us about His immeasurable love. We also learn to rely on God and His assurances that He will never leave us. We must strengthen our faith in order to put aside the hopelessness of this world and trust in our all-powerful and benevolent God.
The government will rest on his shoulders, and his name will be Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace, as stated in Isaiah 9:6.
Give your life to Jesus Christ above anything else. Therefore, repent and become a Christian so that your sins can be erased when the Lord’s coming period of renewal arrives (Acts 3:19).
Rest will come to him who will approach the Lord. While still residing on this earth, one can indeed find rest in some ways as a child of God. A tremendous prize is having inner peace and having hope for eternal life.
If our only hope is in Christ, as Paul put it, “we are of all men the most miserable” (1 Corinthians 15:19). But it will all be worth it when we enter into eternal rest in paradise. Despite how light it may be, there is a yoke to bear.
Work needs to be done, temptation must be overcome, and persecution must be endured. Death in the Lord is blessing, and the dead are at rest from their labors (Revelation 14:13).
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