by John Michalak
Hey! Come, everyone who thirsts, to the waters! Come, he who has no money, buy, and eat! Yes, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.
If a friend invited you over for dinner, you’d accept with gladness, right? There’s nothing like showing up at a friend’s house where you feel the warmth of welcome, receive the gifts of hospitality and conversation, share a delicious meal and, whenever possible, still save room for ice cream.
Imagine receiving that invitation and never leaving your house. You stand at your door and imagine what a nice dinner among friends would be like. That’s what the people of Israel did. Back then, the invitation to God’s house was only extended to people like Moses.
Today, God calls us friends. Those saved by the blood of Christ are invited to speak to God, face to face. God invites all of us to feel the warmth of His welcome and to enjoy the gifts of His hospitality and conversation.
Have you accepted God’s invitation? Or do you only stand at your door and wonder?