What Jesus Did! 'Come to Me' — Matthew 11:28

Friday, May 28, 2021

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."
— Matthew 11:28 NLT

Key Thought

Tired! Weary! Exhausted! Depleted! Burdened! Is that you? There are times when the limits of our mortality overwhelm our intentions, commitments, and abilities. In our quest for significance, we chase so many things. But there is only one true source of significance that leads to rest: We must surrender all of those burdens to Jesus and trust the significance he has already given us (Colossians 1:18-20;Matthew 12:50; Hebrews 2:11-12). Why is it so hard for us to come to Jesus ... to let him begin right now where we are in our lives? We need to put down our burdens and come to him.

Today's Prayer

Lord God Almighty, you are marvelous beyond description and majestic beyond comprehension. But since you came to my world in Jesus, I come to him to find you. Please help me know you as I come to Jesus for rest. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hosea 6:1-3
  • Isaiah 55:1-3
  • Psalm 62:1, 5-6


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Illustration of Matthew 11:28 NLT — Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest."

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.