TDR: 11 January ‘Come unto me’ (Matthew 11:28)

‘Come unto me’ (Matthew 11:28)

Jesus calls you to His throne. He is there waiting to hear, relieve and bless you. You are to go to Him just as you are, and receive from Him all you need. He will give you wisdom, to direct your steps; peace, to keep your hearts; strength, to do His will; righteousness, to justify your souls; and rest, unspeakably sweet.

He is glorified in bestowing these blessings upon you. He calls you this MORNING, this MOMENT, to receive without money and without price. What a precious Saviour is Jesus! What a kind and tender Friend.

Let us go boldly to the throne of grace to help in time of need. “Come”, He says, “Come to me; go not to self, to the world, to the empty cisterns which creatures idolize; but come unto me, and I will do for you exceeding abundantly above all you can ask or think. Your sins I will pardon; your graces I will revive; your comforts I will restore; your holiness I will increase; your efforts to glorify me I will crown with success; I will bless you, and you shall be a blessing.”

“Oh, how great is Your goodness which You have laid up for them that seek You; which You have wrought for them that trust in You, before the sons of men!”

Jesus, with Thy word complying,
Firm our faith and hope shall be;
On Thy faithfulness relying,
We will cast our souls on Thee.

THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)


Journal Jottings

‘O what an unspeakable mercy it is, that such a poor, insignificant sinner as I am, should be interested in the same precious Saviour, should be saved by the same grace, should be clothed with the same robe of righteousness, should be fed at the same table, and by the same bountiful hand, and to think (O amazing mystery!) that I lay as near to the heart of God’s own begotten Son, as the brightest saint that ever lived, and that the same price was paid for my redemption, as for theirs. Yes –

“His meanest on earth are as dear
To Him, as the greatest in heaven.’