Matthew 11:28f “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest………..” is a text that contains at least three things.

1. Firstly there is an invitation. It is an open invitation. ‘All’ are welcome. No-one is excluded. The invitation is to go to ‘Him’. It is not an invitation to an event or a course but to himself as a person.

2. There is a promise. There is a guarantee of ‘rest’. Accept the invite and be re-assured of the promise of rest. Jesus promises to change our state. He promises to reverse our condition.

3. There is an explanation. How will this be done? What is involved? Jesus explains that there is another way to live. Indeed He will show them the way. He will teach. He will coach. He will deliver.

Life puts many important demands upon us but there is only one invitation that gives us rest. Peace to you all – Paul