I get a lot of invitations and offers. People running conferences and seminars fill my inbox with glowing information about how their event can change my life.
I get invited to meetings where the organizers want to introduce a product that I won’t be able to live without. I’m asked to try out new software that will help me get organized and make my life easier.
Quite frankly I am skeptical of invitations and promises that amount to little more than over the top advertising. No conference has ever changed my life and no software has solved my problems. Their claims are simply too good to be true. I get tired of them.
But there is one invitation that I can’t resist. Whenever I read it I want it. God’s wonderful invitation is found in Isaiah 55:1-3,
“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,
and you will delight in the richest of fare.
Give ear and come to me;
listen, that you may live.
This is the best invitation you will get today. It’s an invitation to take part in the life of God’s Kingdom. It’s an invitation to our hungry and weary spirits to stop wasting time on things that don’t matter and to give our attention to the Word of God. It’s an invitation to enter into the presence of the King who promises to meet all our needs. It’s an invitation to rest and enjoy life.
So can you stop for a few moments today and accept that offer? Can you allow God the time to bless you with his goodness? Why work at things that can’t satisfy? Just take the offer and enjoy it. Let it refresh your soul.