Isn’t it nice to be invited? Whatever the occasion, it doesn’t really matter to me. A graduation, a wedding, dinner at a friend’s home, to our church to pray for all kinds of needs.
Years ago, my wife and I were invited to a Bar Mitzvah of a dear friend’s grandson at the local synagogue. It was quite an honor to be included as if we were special friends to them, which we were. To be invited meant so much. To be thought of, to be wanted, for them to be honored with our presence…that’s so special, isn’t it? Don’t you feel that way when someone you care about let’s you know that they want you to be with them, to share that special moment together? Of course you do.
Psalm 122 verse 1–“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!'” Invited to God’s house…they were wanted and welcomed into the house of the Lord. Not them alone, but you and me as well. Invited to be in a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. His nail-pierced and -scarred hands are always open to us. Always reaching out in our direction…to reassure us of His love and His desire for us.
God is reaching out to everyone all the time. If only they would listen…and open the door of their hearts (Revelation 3:20). If only they would open their ears and eyes. If only they would stop the cacophony of strident voices all around, and to sit in silence at His feet and hear His wonderful voice in the Word of God, the Bible. If only…
The invitation has been in the mail for a long time. Have you responded to Him, to His invitation? He loves you and will forever. Like the psalmist who said ‘I was glad when they said to me…'(Psalm 122:1), you’ll be glad that you RSVP’d the King of Kings and accepted His invitation of salvation and new life. I’m glad, so glad… And you?
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for inviting me to have a relationship with your Son Jesus Christ. What a privilege. In His name. Amen.