Gratia church held first Sunday service of the year 2020 with gratitude. Pastor Tzeng preached the message with the title “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” from Matthew 11:28-30. The message comforted members who were weary and burdened in all expectations and demands from the world, and let them turn their attention to Jesus Christ who can give true peace in his love.
“Here Jesus said that come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. People like to hear the invitation of Jesus. But here we need to understand what Jesus is speaking about. Jesus spoke to men who are desperately trying to find God and trying to be good, and who were finding the tasks impossible and who were driven to weariness and to despair. His invitation is to those who are exhausted with the search for the truth.
“It is Jesus’ claim that the weary search for God ends in himself. The way to know God is not by mental search, but by giving attention to Jesus Christ, for in him we see what God is like. He says, “ come to me all you who are weighted down under your burdens.”
“I wish that all members received abundant grace through the service and fellowship and live the new year with grace and love of God.” said pastor Tzeng.