Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Good morning friends. The walk of faith is a come as you are party. The invitation is extended to all, regardless of race or socio-economic status.
The body is the outer dressing of our unseen but eternal spirit. It can be likened to a costume, so the real you is actually your spirit, in the same way our profession is what we do, but not necessarily who we are. With this in mind, while Jesus was manifested as The Son of God, people came to see Him dressed-up in all manner of costumes. One came to see Him dressed-up as a teacher, one as a leper, one as a prostitute, one as a tax collector, one as an adulterer, one as a ruler, one as a dead man, one as a wealthy business, one as a blind man, one as a cancer sufferer, one as a Roman Governor… Different costumes, but mostly similar issues, similar to those we face today. They all had an audience with Him, and in typical style, He made a lasting impression.
So back to my opening verses. Friends He still calls today, it’s an open invitation. Its not a fancy dress, but a come as you are party, so, come with your pain, come with your shame, come with your gains, come with your losses. Come with sicknesses, diseases, addictions – just come as you are, and God will give you lasting peace!
Come now, come today. Tomorrow might be too late for you.