Welcome to “In His Praise!”
Do you enjoy getting invitations for things? If you’re like most people it depends on what kind of invitation it is. A friend might invite you to dinner, a teenager may wait excitedly to receive an invitation to the prom or a business person may hope for an invitation to join a particular club or civic group. Other times we receive invitations to activities like birthday parties or celebrations of weddings or anniversaries. These events are usually enjoyable and we like sharing the time with others.
Sometimes, though, we get invitations from companies wanting to sell something like a new vehicle or “give” us a credit card. We are bombarded at times with telemarketers “inviting “ us to buy their product. These types of invitations are not always what we need or want and can be annoying.
Invitations are all around us, some good, some bad. This world is full of offers from which we must choose daily. Some we will accept joyfully, others we will discard and ignore and our lives will change very little as a result of our decision.
But there is one invitation that should not be ignored or discarded. This invitation will change our lives completely and it will give us more joy, peace and satisfaction than we ever thought possible. It is Jesus’ invitation to each of us for salvation. It is found in Matthew 11:28-30 and says this, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Similar verses are found in Isaiah 11:1-2 and in Revelation 22:17.
Jesus’ invitation is simple and real; and it is available to every person. All we need to do is accept it.