Come to Me, all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
Life, they say, is a race, but everybody runs on a different track. While some are running to succeed, others are running from burdens and worries. In most instances, a lot of people are running in search of something satisfactory. In Jesus’ days, the rich young ruler and Zacchaeus ran to Jesus for eternal life and salvation, respectively, and the sick ran to him for salvation. Today, a lot of people are running to Jesus because He invites as many who are tired and burdened to run to him. What are you tired of, and what has become a burden to you? Nicodemus was tired and burdened by keeping the law. Zacchaeus was tired and burdened with stealing. Lastly, the woman with the issue of blood was tired and burdened by sickness. The same Jesus who gave rest to the souls of Nicodemus, Zacchaeus, and many other people is still inviting many to come to him to find rest for their souls. Many are searching for rest for their souls, and it is only Jesus who will give them rest eternally and teach us how to find rest while living on this earth.
The passionate call from Jesus for many to come to him is a call to run. Run to Jesus now and receive rest for your soul and follow His exemplary life of humility and gentleness to find rest while on earth.
Run to Jesus was the zenith of the sermon preached during the Commission on Missions (COM) at Swedru Senior High School on Sunday, October 29, 2023. To the glory of God, twenty-six students run to Jesus by giving their lives to Christ. Over the years, COM has been an outreach that has aimed to proclaim Jesus to various groups of people in senior high schools and cities. This year, the second COM at SWESCO witnessed sharing the gospel with over two thousand students with the theme, Come to Jesus (Matthew 11:28).
Besides the sermon, the outreach had spirit-filled praise and worship led by Minister Asamoah and moments of prayer for the sick and the oppressed. The team also offered counseling to the new convert and gave three students Bibles to begin their new life in Christ.
We are grateful to God for the opportunity to share the gospel. Thanks to the ten (10) FHI missions teams that took part in the outreach and to all our partners and associates, God richly bless them all.