By James William Swain
Christ suffered rejection, abuse, hunger and pain for us, so that by His wounds we could be healed and have peace.
Someone cares for you.
He knows your present circumstances. He knows your very thoughts. And He is calling to you now: “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). He is Jesus Christ, and rest—real rest—from the burdens of life, is what He offers you. Rest from fear and guilt, from worry and frustration, from loneliness and disappointment.
If you are struggling under life’s pressures, He offers to bear your burdens with you: “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:29-30).
If you are searching for peace of mind and soul, Jesus offers you His peace: “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
Yes, Jesus, God’s Son cares for you. He became a man to redeem you from the consequences of sin. In His 33 years on earth He suffered rejection, abuse and cruelty. He endured hunger, thirst and pain. And He died on the cross of Calvary to fulfill God’s plan of salvation: “He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). When He arose from the grave He triumphed over sin and death, promising all who will receive Him: “Because I live, ye shall live also” (John 14:19).
You can be sure that this very moment Jesus cares for you and wants to meet your needs. For the risen Savior is both God and man: being man He understands your every need; being God He is able to deliver you from despair and hopelessness.
Because Jesus is the risen Son of God, He has power to forgive your sins and give you new, eternal life: “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus Christ, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
Because Jesus lived on earth as a man, He understands your feelings and needs. Through His Spirit He offers you inner peace and strength. Through His people He offers encouragement and companionship. Through His Word, the Bible, He reveals a new way of living in harmony with God and man. And He Himself stands at the right hand of God in Heaven representing those who have put their trust in Him. “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).
Jesus said, “Whoever comes to me I will never cast out…whoever believes has eternal life” (John 6:37, 47). Come to Jesus Christ today. Receive Him as your Savior and Friend. Then you too can know that truth, power, sympathy, and help are found in one glorious Person—the Lord Jesus Christ!
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|Published:||March 31, 2010|