This pandemic season has reminded that our lives are fragile, and that the future is uncertain.
Whilst we have a roadmap out of our current lockdown restrictions, we know that life often changes unexpectedly. This can create despair and hopelessness.
We all attempt to cope with the chaos and uncertainty in different kinds of ways.
- Maybe you binge on Netflix, drink or eat to forget your troubles.
- Maybe you do yoga or meditation.
- Maybe you have 12 rules for life or work out to de-stress.
Have you ever considered what Jesus Christ says to you today?
“Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 28-30
We can try many things to find rest in the world, but Jesus promises us a deep and lasting rest amid our troubles and concerns. He is gentle and lowly, and his teaching is not burdensome.
Our main problem does not come from the world outside but from sin within.
Sin is our innate rebellious desire to live our lives apart from God and his loving ways. As we wander, we break God’s perfect law and end up lost and dead in our sins. The Bible says that our rebellion deserves the wrath and judgement of God.
However, because of God’s kindness and mercy He sent His only Son, Jesus Christ. He came into the world to rescue us from our sin, to live a perfect life and be crucified on a Roman cross to pay the debt we owe.
The Bible says: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
This means Jesus died as a substitute taking the place of sinners, so that whoever believes in Him might be forgiven and made acceptable to God.
Our Lord and Saviour comes to give us rest, not just for this life, but for all eternity.
Jesus calls us to turn from our sin and to believe in Him. He wants us to see that our sin leads to death and condemnation, but to believe in Jesus brings hope and forgiveness. If you come to Jesus, He will not turn you away. He will welcome you, cleanse your conscience and give you peace with God.
Jesus promises to make you new and give you eternal life.
If you would like to know more about Jesus Christ, please join our 10.30 Sunday Livestream, visit us in mid October when we are able to meet again or contact us today or listen to this message.
We’d be glad to answer questions you might have about who Jesus is and what he has lovingly done for sinners.