Responding to Jesus’ Invitation in Matthew 11: 28-29
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” — Matthew 11:28-29
This invitation from Jesus speaks to many of us who are worn out or crushed by the pressures of life. It appears to offer us a refuge from our trials. But is this all our Lord is calling us to? Take a closer look at His invitation, and you’ll discover much more – promises of a new source of strength for our God-given tasks as well as a challenge to follow Him all the way. Will we go to Him, take His yoke, and learn from Him? Find out how you can make sense of your faith and life as you respond wholeheartedly to the call of our Creator, Healer, Saviour, and Teacher.
Robert M. Solomon served as Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000-2012. He has degrees in medicine, theology, intercultural studies, and a PhD in pastory theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of more than 30 books, including The Race, The Conscience, The Enduring Word, The Sermon of Jesus, Faithful to the End, and Jesus Our Jubilee. He has an active itinerant ministry of preaching and teaching in Singapore and abroad.