Come, Come to Me

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28 -

The cry of the Christian religion is the gentle word, "Come."

The law was a dispensation of terror; the gospel draws with bands of love.

Jesus is the good Shepherd going before His sheep, bidding them to follow Him, and ever leading them onwards with the sweet word, "Come."

The law repels; the gospel attracts.

The law shows the distance between God and man; the gospel bridges brings the sinner across it.

From the first moment of our spiritual life until we are ushered into glory, the language of Christ to us will be, "Come, come to me."

As a mother puts out her finger to her little child and woos it to walk by saying, "Come," even so does Jesus.

He will always be ahead of us, bidding us to follow Him.

He will always go before us to pave our way, and clear our path, and we shall hear His voice calling us after Him all through life.

In the solemn hour of our death, His sweet words shall usher us into the heavenly world with "Come, come to Me."

As His voice to us is "Come," our response to Him will be, "Come, Lord, and abide with me. Come, and occupy alone the throne of my heart. Reign there and consecrate me entirely to Your service."