Come to Me

David Bast

READ : Matthew 11:25-30

Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. (v. 28)

Young Abraham, deeply disturbed by the injustice of his society, joined a revolutionary movement. At age 16, Abraham was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to hang. But his sentence was commuted to prison time because of his youth. After his release from prison Abraham enrolled in a university to study English. One day as he walked through the city he noticed a bookstore with English titles. He went in, and discovered it was selling Christian books – a relic from the days when missionaries were allowed in his country.

Abraham was intrigued, and he began to learn about the Christian faith. Then came an afternoon when Abraham was sitting alone on a park bench. He noticed a piece of paper moving past him, blown by the wind. For some reason he picked it up, and saw that it was a page torn from a Bible. And Abraham read these words of Jesus: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

He did, and found the promise true. Today Abraham is a pastor in his home country. When I asked him about the danger he’s in, he replied with a smile, “I served 2 years in prison for politics. I would serve 20 years for Jesus!”

PRAYER

Lord, our hearts are restless till they rest in you.