What this verse has to do with Christmas 🎄
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What does Matthew 11:28 have to do with Christmas? 🎄
On Fridays, we like to encourage you to think about an outward moving application of the verse we memorize - something simple you can do to share the meaning of this verse with someone who doesn’t know Jesus.
As we move towards Christmas, we celebrate one of the two greatest events in human history: the incarnation.
It’s hard to adequately communicate the significance of the birth of Jesus (though Tim Keller does an incredible job in this sermon).
But one thing to reflect on this month is that at least for me, without the incarnation, Jesus’ words in Matthew 11:28-29 would probably feel more distant.
Imagine hearing these words from a Father who is far off in some elevated position in heaven.
“Come to me…”
It would feel more like a king giving orders to a subject than a Father’s invitation to a child.
As a dad to young kids, there’s a big difference between:
Me standing up tall, way above them telling them, “Come here!” 😠
And me crouching down to their level to meet them where they are, saying “Come here..” tenderly with open arms 🫂
The beautiful thing about Christmas is that we have a God who not only invites us to come to him, but who first came to us.
Praise God that we can come to a Father who moves toward us! 🙏
If you get the chance to share with a non-believing friend why Christmas is so meaningful to you, tell them about the God who invites us to come to Him for rest..
..but who also came to us and died for us to give us rest.
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👉️ Next time we memorize a verse will be Christmas week, so in lieu of a full week of emails, we’ll memorize a short verse with just a few days of emails.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
p.s. Feel free to use this line when sharing Jesus with non-believing friends or family members…
“Tell me about the God you don't believe in. Chances are I don't believe in that God either.”
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