May 17, 1987
Parents often swaddle their babies in order to calm them because when an infant cannot physically fight against sleep, it comes more easily. A similar principle holds true for those who experience the deep restlessness that characterizes a life apart from Christ. In this message from Matthew 11, Alistair Begg encourages us to respond to Jesus’ invitation to the weary. When we stop fighting and pay attention to His instruction, we receive the rest that God provides.
25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.7 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
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