No Ivory Tower

When you look at the life of Jesus, it is easy to see that He was no ivory tower Savior.  If He was alive today, He might very well be dressed in blue jeans and tennis shoes as He went to the ghettos to visit the needy.

Jesus talked the talked, but He also walked the walked.  There was no hyperbole in the inviting words He spoke in Matthew 11:  Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

This invitation was for the lawyers as well as the lepers, and both learned that He could be touched by the untouchables of society.  In stark contrast to the  burdensome code of the Pharisees that created an ever-widening gap between man and God, Jesus was reachable; and, even the misused and abused woman at the well  found Jesus to be approachable.

Read what is said in the book of Hebrews, and you’ll discover a personal, and compassionate Savior:  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time.

Come to me is still His invitation today.


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