Saturday, January 5, 2008

Come unto Me

“Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest; take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls.” (Matt. 11:28-29)

Do not believe what the devil tells you. He says that Christ is not ready to forgive; Oh! He is more willing to forgive then you are to be forgiven. Do not believe your heart, when it says, that Christ will shut you out, and will not pardon you: Come and try him, come and try him; and the first one that is shut out, I will agree to be shut out with him. The first soul that Christ rejects after it has put its trust in him — I risk my soul’s salvation with that man. It cannot be. He never was hard-hearted yet, and he never will be. Only believe, and may he himself help thee to believe. Only look to him, and may he himself open thine eyes and enable thee to look, and this shall be a happy morning.

From a sermon entitled "Man's Ruin and God's Remedy," delivered November 20, 1859. Flickr photo by Vijay; some rights reserved.

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