How do we come to Jesus? Where do we go? To Jerusalem? To Galilee?
To which church should we go?
Where do we find him?
Where does God live? Where does Jesus dwell?
He once said:
I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me
I was naked and you clothed me
I was sick and you visited me
‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my people, you did it to me.’
So he seems to be saying that He lives in each of us though sometimes we scarcely realize it.
“Come to me, drawn by the Father who loves you and we will come to you and make our home with you.”
He will do all that for us but what do we have to do to “come to” him?
What is that easy yoke and light burden?
Feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, visit the sick, be gentle, Hunger for justice, be merciful, have a pure heart, make peace, let your light shine, give to those who ask, pray for your enemies, forgive others, do not worry about tomorrow. “Love one another as I have love you”, he says. Yes, even our enemies.
That is the way to Jesus, the work that glorifies the Father
Much of that is the external expression of the new love in the heart when God moves in.
The burden is light because our heart becomes light.
And as long as we live, we are on that transforming journey
because it is an ongoing process of us coming to him
and him coming to us and changing us and our behavior and our hearts.