Getting Close to Jesus Who can get close to Jesus?

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Getting Close to Jesus

Who can get close to Jesus?

Would you risk answering this question?

I have learned over the years that it is always best to let Jesus answer the questions in His own words. So, let’s listen to His answer in Matthew 11:25-30

1. The little children can come close.

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.”

Let’s consider the “little children” as those who could easily say to Jesus: “I am not, but You are!”

2. Those who do not know Him on their own can come close.

“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”

Let’s consider “those who do not know Him” as those who could easily say to Jesus: “I do not know, but You know!”

3. Those who are weary and burdened can come close.

“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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Let’s consider those who are “weary and burdened” as those who could easily say to Jesus: “I cannot, but You can!”

According to Jesus, little children, people who don’t have all the answers and the weary and burdened can come close to Him.

Jesus decides who gets close to Him.  Thank God He made it clear in His life and at Calvary that He wants us all to come close just as we are.  We come small, without all the answers and tired of the way things are and He receives us.

Bud McCord

Abide International

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