“ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”—Matthew 11:28

Here is a call and a promise from the lips of Jesus Christ that echoes down through the ages.

All who labor under the unrelenting burden of works to be accepted of God—come to Jesus and He will give you rest.

All who labor under the weight of sacramental requirements of man-made religion—come to Jesus and He will free you from bondage.

All who worship gods of wood, metal and stone, who are deaf, dumb and impotent—come to Jesus and He will free you from the devil’s snare.

You who follow twisted religions that are bathed in the blood of conquest—come to Jesus and He will wash you white as snow.

Jesus, the healer of your spirit, body, mind and emotions, will take the burden of care for loved ones from your tortured soul—and He will give you rest.

Jesus, only Jesus, can and will give you rest as you make your way through this life as He prepares a place of eternal rest for you in Heaven.

The rest that Jesus gives to His weary saints here is nothing compared to the rest that He gives to His own in Heaven.

Even as you read this, my friend, Jesus is preparing a place for you that is beyond your capacity to imagine it.

There will be rest, to be sure, but so much more! The carols of praise from untold millions of rescued souls, singing in concert with all the angels,

will be the joyous anthem that never stops.

The crowns that you earned in this life through faithful service will be placed on your head, only to be removed and laid

at the feet of your Savior—Who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

There will be fellowship too sweet to imagine with all the saints from all the ages, and delights to the soul that never end as you fellowship with them.

There will be useful work in Heaven for you as well, pleasant labor that is well-suited to the gifts that Jesus has given you—and there will be rest.

Our reflection for today: is Jesus calling you: “Lay down your burdens, take my yoke, and I will give you rest”?

Would you like to learn how you can have eternal life?