When the phone rings, my first thought is “Someone wants to talk to me!” A few years ago, I took one of those personality tests and discovered that I’m a “high-inclusion” person. I want to be included.
Maybe that’s why Jesus’ invitations to “Come!” are so appealing. I’m amazed that God wants to be with me, spend time with me, be my friend. Whereas other religions understand God as far-off, untouchable and perhaps uncaring—we have a God who can’t get enough of us!
“God with us”—Immanuel—After 33 years rubbing shoulders with mere humans in a contaminated world, He paid the ultimate price so we could be with Him forever.
“Come and see!”–Jesus invites two would-be disciples to spend the day with him. Then to others, “Come, follow me.” (John 1:39 & 43)
“Father, I want these whom you have given me to be with me where I am.” (John 17:24)
Jesus knocks—Wanting into the “closed doors” of my life, to share sweet companionship. I love the idea of Jesus sharing coffee with me in my favorite corner of the living room. Would he take cream and sugar? (Revelation 3:20)
‘”The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come.’ Let anyone who hears this say, ‘Come.’ Let anyone who is thirsty come. Let anyone who desires drink freely from the water of life. (Revelation 22:17)
Wow! He wants the pleasure of my company…who, me? Yes!!!