Come to Me

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Jesus is the Messiah, the very one who “was to come” from God and bring salvation for all mankind. I can only imagine how difficult it was for the leaders of his day to put their faith in him. His teaching was tough on their hearts, pushing against many long held traditions, traditions they clung to rather tightly. Nevertheless, I think I can understand how the common people (people like me) responded to the teaching of Jesus. Not that Jesus’ teaching was easy to hear and understand for the average person, because it was certainly challenging and thought-provoking, and even brazen to their ears at times. However, Jesus offered rich hope and comfort when people were oppressed and spiritually confused. He offered love and respect when people were unloved and looked down upon by their leaders. He offered true rest to people who were spiritually weary and burdened by the weight of their laws and were full of sin. When people responded to the Messiah with true belief and put their faith in him, they would realize there was nothing else worth their energy and time compared to living in his presence, that is, the presence of God their creator, the only one who could truly offer them sustaining peace and rest through love and forgiveness.

To become aware of Jesus as God in flesh, who is the gift of God for true salvation, this calls for full surrender of our being. And why not? Letting go of our own efforts for righteousness and perfection and worth, and falling into him for the best kind of life is rest. His peace becomes our peace. His joy becomes our joy. We can actually “rest in peace” while we live each day because all of our trust lies in the one who promises to keep us in his presence forever.

It’s time to believe in Jesus.
It’s time to surrender your will to his.
It’s time to fall into his arms and rest.

Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to 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.”

Come to Me

Come to me, all ye who are weary
And I will give you rest
Come to me, all ye who are weary
And I will give you rest

Into your arms I fall
Responding to your call
I surrender all
Lord, I come to you

You are my hope
You are my peace
You are my joy
You are my all

Words & Music by Lee Langdon
© 2010 Langdon

Come to Me – lead sheet

Come to Me – SATB

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