In our series, “I Am…”, we have looked at two instances where Jesus says that He is something. This time around, we will look at a time when Jesus tells us that he is gentle and humble. We will look at why Jesus said this and what it means for us.
In the latter part of Mathhew 11, Jesus tells us that no one knows the Father except Jesus and no one knows Jesus except the Father. Jesus also says that he can choose who to reveal the Father to.
Because of this, Jesus wants us to know what He offers and how we can know the Father through him. In Matthew 11:28 he says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Jesus offers an invitation to people as he always does. He gives his invitation to the lesser in society and those who are struggling. He offers rest to those who are tired and are struggling. He wants to give an offer to people to come to him and he will give them something they desire, true rest and free of worry. He then tells us that he is something in the next verse.
Matthew 11:29 says, “for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jesus tells us that he is gentle and humble. He can take on our burdens and worries because he is gentle with us. He then tells us that if we do this, if we come to him because he is gentle then we will find rest for our souls. Rest for our souls is what we truly desire when this life becomes too burdensome. Now we know we have a Savior who is gentle who can take our sufferings and if we take his burdens which are light, we will find true rest.