Thoughts on the Way Home

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Simply Come


Come, then, sin-distressed, self-weary, world-wounded, sorrow-smitten soul, and lay down your weary spirit upon the bosom of the Savior. There is room enough and love enough and sympathy enough for you. The heart of Jesus is as capacious as the infinitude of His being. There can be nothing in your case- take the most gloomy, despairing view of it you may- which interposes a real objection to your rest in Christ. The cross, while it unveils the soul’s repose, supplies both its merit and its plea. Jesus provides all, is all, and is in all. We have nothing to do but to receive out of His fullness grace upon grace- grace to answer all the present demands of grace- grace commensurate with all the past communications of grace- and grace to meet all the future requirements of grace. Yet again and again we repeat the Savior’s gracious invitation- unconditional and unlimited- and, oh! heaven’s belfry breathes not a sweeter chime- “Come unto Me, All You That Labor and Are Heavy Laden, and I Will Give You Rest.” Accept the invitation- it is for you. “In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

-Octavius Winslow

HT: Matthew Blair