by John Michalak
The LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. He turned again into the camp, but his servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, didn’t depart from the Tent.
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, where you share a delicious meal and, whenever possible, still save room for ice cream.
But 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?
Have you accepted God’s invitation? Or do you only stand at your door and wonder?