Come Unto Me
Jesus said, "Come unto 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."1
I have read that one of Denmark's leading sculptors had a consuming ambition to sculpt the greatest statue of Jesus Christ ever made. He began by painstakingly shaping a clay model of a triumphant, majestic figure. "This will be my masterpiece," he stated on the day the model was completed.
However, during the night, a heavy fog rolled into the area and sea-spray seeped into the sculptor's studio through a partially open window. In the morning, he was shocked to see his model. The droplets of moisture that had formed on the statue created the illusion of bleeding. The head had drooped. The facial expression had melted into compassion. The arms drooped and expressed welcome. The artist was horrified and was aghast at having to start all over again.
As he kept looking at his statue of the Savior, his thoughts began to take a different shape. He realized that this image of Christ was much closer to reality. He then wrote his caption and placed it under the figure: "Come unto me!"
Indeed, that is the call of Jesus to each of us today, "Come unto me ... and you will find rest for your souls."
Suggested prayer: "Dear Jesus, 'Just as I am without one plea / And that Your blood was shed for me / And that You bid me come to Thee / O Lamb of God I come, I come.' Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus's name, amen."
If you would like to come to Jesus to find rest for your soul, go to http://tinyurl.com/8glq9 and read the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian."
1. Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV).