The Weary Welcome to Rest
Matthew 11:28
Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

A poor English girl, in Miss Leigh's home in Paris, ill in body and hopeless in spirit, was greatly affected by hearing some children singing, "I heard the voice of Jesus say." When they came to the words, "weary, and worn, and sad," she moaned, "That's me 1 That's me i What did He do? Fill it up, fill it up!" She never rested until she had heard the whole of the hymn which tells how Jesus gives rest to such. By-and-by she asked, "Is that true?" On being answered, "Yes," she asked, "Have you come to Jesus? Has He given you rest?" "He has." Raising herself, she asked, "Do you mind my coming very close to you? May be it would be easier to go to Jesus with one who has been before than to go to Him alone." So saying, she nestled her head on the shoulder of her who watched, and clutching her as one in the agony of death, she murmured, "Now, try and take me with you to Jesus."

(The Sunday at Home.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

WEB: "Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest.

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