The barrier of entry to God’s gracious salvation is low, it starts with an invitation, “Come unto me.” To be broken is the only requirement.
Jesus offers salvation with a statement, not an invitation to quid pro quo. It’s a question with an offer. In movies, some of the greatest adventures begin with a question. “Do you trust me?“, “Is it secret, is it safe?“, “Would you come forward, please?“, “Do you want to build a snowman?“
28 “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. 29 Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. 30 For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”
Matthew 11:28-30, TPT
- If your life is heavy and burdensome, give it to Jesus.
- If your mind is restless or idle, give it to Jesus.
- If your heart is hard or dead, give it to Jesus.
- If your soul is numb or static, give it to Jesus.
Jesus is the only person I know who is totally fine with receiving broken presents. In fact, He wants them. Jesus receives these broken presents from us and gives them back to us completely restored and whole. It’s the best present exchange ever!