Come unto me, all ye that labor and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.11.28-30.KJV
Much of the world does not accept this invitation. Why? It is the only way to paradise and eternal joy with God. The places in the world where Christianity takes root the best are in places where there is much resistance to the gospel. Places where many are threatened with death or with being thrust out of the family because of giving their heart to Jesus. The invitation has been open for a couple of thousand years now and many people have accepted it regardless of the danger to themselves. Some have even given their lives because of their love for Jesus and because they would not recant their belief in Him.
The invitation is an open invitation to everyone who may be seeking to fill that empty place in their heart. They’ve felt it for many years but they don’t know how to fill it. Money and power won’t fill it. Fame won’t fill it. Having a beautiful home and family won’t fill this void either. There is nothing in this world that will satisfy the longing for meaning in your heart except having Jesus as your Savior.
This was true when Jesus was teaching it to His disciples and it is still true today. Not one teaching in the Old Testament or the New is out of date. Every one of them is useful for our lives today…especially the gospel of Jesus Christ. Your life and mine will only last for a few years and there are so many who spend their lifetime trying to provide for their retirement. If people spent as much time and energy getting to know Who their Savior is and how to be saved by grace through faith in Him…there would be more Christians in this world today.
Most who have good jobs with retirement benefits spend lots of time trying to get as much as possible out of their 401K so they will have a comfortable retirement. Yet many of them will die not long after retirement because they are dissatisfied with it. There is no fulfillment in retirement, even though it is something they have been working toward for most of their lives. Some will even die soon after retirement because there seems to be no joy in retirement but joy can be found in Jesus and in Him you can have and enjoy eternity.