Jesus simply says come unto Me for rest. There people who want to be more biblical than the Bible, more spiritual than the Spirit, more scriptural than the scripture.
The greatest thing we can be thankful for is the gift of Jesus Christ. From this gift, God has offered an invitation to everyone to share in the victory through Jesus. We have an invitation as children of God to live in His grace and mercy. The great gifts of His love are ours as heirs of God. This is an invitation to reconcile with God while we were still in sin and partake in His righteousness. An invitation to “come unto Me”. Jesus promised to lift the burdens of life and law. He promised rest and peace and forgiveness and healing of heart and soul. The law of many religions expect such rigid practices. None but Jesus can promise rest. His only instruction is “come to Me”.
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
There is an urgency to “come unto Me”
An urgency is attached based upon where you are in life. It seems that the longer we resist the call, and they further we go in life, the less likely that we will ever be converted. That is an urgency!
There is a personality with “come unto Me”
Jesus never said come to an institution or a church or a denomination. There is salvation in no other, no one else can offer rest for your soul. There is no other name, no other person, no other way, no other power, no other invitation, but “come unto Me”.
There is a subject to “come unto Me”
All who labor and are heavy laden, those who are exhausted and weighted down with burdens are invited to come to the Saviour.
Christ’s rest is available to all. No one is excluded. It isn’t only available to the rich and famous. The rest promised is:
rest from guilt of sin
rest from fear of law
rest from fear of hell
rest from fear of the devil
rest from fear of death
rest in the storm of affliction
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hearth say, Com. And let him that is a thirst come. And whosever will, let him take the water of life freely.