Come!

One of the most favorite words of Jesus was the word: Come.

"Come to me all you who labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28).
"Come, and let him who is thirsty... take the water of life freely" (Rev. 22: 17).
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How well this word "Come" expresses the Master's love:

"Come," He said to Peter who had denied Him three times. Peter came. With tears of repentance he came to become one of the greatest apostles. To him were given the keys of the kingdom.

"Come," He said to Judas. The tragedy of Judas was that he did not come. Had he come, he would have been forgiven. So great is the Master' love.

"Come," He said to thieves, to murderers, to adulterers, to all the lost sons and daughters of the world. They came and in Christ they found all they were ever looking for and more.

"Come," He says to us today. You don't have to be perfect to come. Come as you are- with all of your sins and sorrows, weaknesses and failures, problems and anxieties. Come to the only One who can forgive you and heal you, grant you peace and strength and life eternal.

Our greatest privilege is to come to Jesus in this life, to commit our life to Him while it is still day- that we may one day hear from His precious lips the greatest “Come” of all: “Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundations of the world.”

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We have it on His word that those who believe in Him will one day hear this great “Come” from His very lips!

Coniaris, Anthony M. 1978, Christ’s Comfort: for those who sorrow, Light and Life Publishing Company, USA, pp. 42-43