Scripture Song of Matthew 11:28-30
“Come Unto Me, All Ye That Labor”
Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30
Our personal perspective
What disciple of Jesus Christ does not pass through tribulation over and over in his walk with the Lord? Acts 14:22 tells us to expect it. "We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." Whether your present concern is a physical need, personal grief, persecution for your faith, or a myriad of other trials beyond your control, the answer each time is to come to Him.
To the Pharisees, Jesus said "...ye will not come to me, that ye might have life" (John 5:40). If we take an honest look, we may find the same kind of resistance in our own hearts; it is amazing how desperate even we as Christians must become before we take hold of the obvious solution. Jesus says that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. If your heart has a burden too heavy, perhaps it is one you were not meant to carry at all.
Peter tells us to cast all our cares on the Lord (1 Pet. 5:7); and just as no concern is too large for His power, none is too small for His notice. If something is bothering you, it will also bother your Father. The difference is that He is the answer to every problem and is waiting only for you to come.
What does it mean, to come? It means letting go of our own opinions, our own solutions, our own agenda, anything that holds us back from running without hindrance to His arms alone. Only in our total helplessness do we experience total help from Him who makes no mistakes, Jesus Christ, the Righteous.
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Verbatim KJV. Words or verses not included in song replaced with "..."
- Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
- Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
- For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.