Luke 10 v 22. “All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
If you turn to Matthew’s equivalent statement of this verse in Matthew 11 v 27, you will see that the verses immediately following (Matthew 11 vs 28-30)-contain these much loved words:
“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 humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”.
How wonderful that the profound and majestic truth about the Father and the Son is spoken in such a way that they are not removed entirely out of our reach. Not only does the Son reveal the Father to us but he also utters this wonderful invitation to come to him with all the weariness and the burdens of our souls, and notwithstanding his greatness and his power, far from turning us away, he welcomes us and gives us the inner rest of soul we all so urgently need.
Here is a wonderful coming together of two actions essential to our salvation. First, the Son reveals the Father to you. In other words a secret, unseen action takes place in our minds. Light is given to us. A revealing takes place. Now we see the Father, not as someone to hate, distrust, rebel against and avoid. Rather now we see him in the Glory of His great love for us through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ.
But a second action falls upon us. We must actually “come”. The veil is off, we can see clearly now and now that we can see, we must come to him. There can be no rest unless we come.
We all know people who have been very blessed with good bible knowledge, good discernment and good understanding – yet are not Christians. Why not? Because they have never COME. As you come, you are received.
Have you seen and understood! Good. But have you actually come to Christ? If not, whatever are you waiting for?