Posted: March 27, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

The Lord Jesus does not bid the laboring and heavy-laden “go and work.” Those words would carry no comfort to heavy consciences—it would be like requiring labor from an exhausted person. No—He bids them “Come!” He does not say, “Pay Me what you owe.” That demand would drive a broken heart into despair—it would be like claiming a debt from a ruined bankrupt. No—He says, “Come!” He does not say, “Stand still and wait.” That command would only be a mockery—it would be like promising to give medicine at the end of a week to one at the point of death. No—He says, “Come!” Today—at once—without any delay, “Come to Me.”

~ J.C. Ryle

Tract: Christ’s Invitation

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