Invitation

Isaiah 55:1-3

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.”

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Those first few verses…

You understand what they are saying?

Jesus says that it’s okay to come. He invites us to come.

Even if we have nothing to bring.

We can come, all needy and worthless and shameful.

We are invited to come.

We are told to delight in what He gives us. Not to linger in our failure and embarrassment.

Just listen and delight.

Why spend ourselves on useless things, when He can give us everything we need?

This, the very thing we so often crave- the affirmation, the esteem of knowing that my presence is desired, the assurance that I will be welcome and safe- is offered (and can only be completely given) by Jesus.

The invitation.

Come. Hear. Live.