The truth is, no matter how successful we have been, without Jesus as our daily companion, life becomes burdensome and challenging. Even when we are able to rein in our pride and try our best to be good, life is so much richer and more productive when we invite the Lord to be involved in every aspect of our lives. He knows the challenges we face when we try to live according to his values. He cares that life is sometimes difficult too. That's why he invites us, "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened . . . and you will find rest for yourselves" (Matthew 11:28,29).
Jesus is not just a nice guy who hangs around until we need him. He is a necessity! Without him, there is no salvation. Without him, there is no justice. But when our hearts and minds are set upon him, there is true joy and peace.
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The Word Among Us