Birthdays come no matter how we feel. Young and energetic, or weary and worn-out, those years add up! And while we know we should be thankful for every breath that comes our way, if we would be honest, I think each one of us has had a year or two when we just weren’t sure HOW to feel about an upcoming Birthday.
was the offer that Jesus put forth to the Woman at the Well. You might have read here, about my own travels with that very woman, about the years of portraying her through a drama with my family. If you did, then you know how this particular passage holds such deep meaning for me. So when Ifeoma closed the first chapter with this prayer, I felt the Lord speaking it personally over me:
SAMUEL, IFEOMA. THE INVITATIONS: 21 Hearty Devotions For Your Soul. (Kindle Locations 178-180). Purposeful and Meaningful. Kindle Edition.
His Words are eternal, my friend. When He invited that woman to drink of the water that He would give, she could not have known how many people down through the ages would find the refreshing that only HE could bring.
And when “the Spirit and the Bride say come” they are still speaking to you and to me, today, just as much as they were speaking to the Apostle John who penned those words so many years ago.
“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”
We tend to think that what we are facing today is worse than any other time in history. Perhaps we are, as Jesus, Himself, told us that evil would increase, as the day of HIS returning draws near.
But there is ONE who has not changed,
ONE who still offers us
to draw nearer to His heart.
The ONE who chose the date
of my Birth,
And the ONE who knows the number
of my days,
Sees the days for you, too, my friend.
He has so much
and so much
for each of us.
Ifeoma has been used by the Lord to speak these invitations so beautifully, again, to us today. I would encourage you to read along with her, and hear in a new setting, 21 Invitations that our Lord has offered through His Word.
His calling still echoes to us
as He invites us
to come and be fed by Him.
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