“Come To Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” NKJV
Matthew reported Jesus saying these words to those who would follow him. Somehow these remind me of a hymn written by Charlotte Elliott in 1836. It was often sung at the end of any Billy Graham Crusade as people slowly came down aisles to accept Jesus as their forever Lord and Savior. Its lyrics incorporate every human condition as they reverently walked toward the invitation to accept Jesus’ gift of redemption and resurrection into a new, spiritual life.
“Just as I am, without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me, and that thou bidd’st me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I Come, I Come.
Just as I am, though tossed about with many a conflict, many a doubt; Fightin and fears within without, O Lamb of God, I Come, I Come.
Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind; sight, riches, healing of the mind. Yea, all I need, in thee to find, O Lamb of God, I Come, I Come.
Just as I am: thou wilt receive; wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve, because thy promise I believe, O Lamb of God, I Come, I Come.
Just as I am, thy love unknown has broken every barrier down: Now to be thine, yea, thine alone, O Lamb of God, I Come, I Come.
Just as I am, of thy great love the breadth, length, depth, and height to prove, here for a season, then above: O Lamb of God, I Come, I Come.” Won’t you sing this song in your heart? You can go to our website: encounterswithgod.info and find the steps you need to COME to the Lamb of God with your burdens so He can give you rest.