Welcome to Word on Wednesday! Today’s verse from the Bible is one that gives great encouragement, instruction, with a beautiful invitation and a promise.
[tweet_dis]Do you feel weary? Possibly over-loaded?[/tweet_dis]
These precious words in Matthew 11:28 are like a breath of fresh air and like water to a thirsty soul. It says “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]” (Amplified Bible)
Jesus gives instruction in this verse as to what we are to do when we feel heavy and overburdened; we are to come to Him. But more than instruction, it is an open invitation for us to come to Him. His arms are open wide.
I also hear the promise. When we respond to His invitation, His open arms, it is He who will give us rest; a refreshing!
I pray that if you are in need of refreshing today, that you [tweet_dis]respond to the invitation of Jesus[/tweet_dis] who has His arms open wide to you right now.
Jesus does not need to hear fancy words from you, He simply wants you to come and open your heart to Him. In your own words, just talk to Him. If you are unsure of what to say, you may want to start with “Yes, Jesus, I need refreshing from You right now”. Take a few minutes and just sit quietly before Him, ask Him for refreshing, and receive what He has for you today.