Last week we saw that Isaiah invited everyone to come and drink to satisfy their thirst. Also, that it is important to drink the correct thing to find satisfaction.
When we hurt or need help, we may find it difficult to come up with the resources to receive that help. If what God provides deeply satisfies 100% of the time, that can’t be cheap and probably out of our price range. What does Isaiah 55:1 say: come and drink even if you have no money! Why or how can His gifts of grace be free? Are they cheap and will they disappoint? Will we need to pay later? Is it a trap? Not at all! It’s the deep love of God who has already paid the necessary price in full for you to receive His gifts. It’s not an IOU, a substitute, or cheap replacement. It is for everyone, for none of us has the correct resources to receive what only God can give.
How frustrating it would be to view what you need but that it is just beyond your reach. The great thing is we don’t have to waste what little resources we have on something that will leave us disappointed and no better off.
How can you or anyone receive what we desperately need? We must intentionally come to God through faith in Jesus Christ acknowledging we need forgiveness, and that Jesus is the one who shed His blood that can cleanse us from all sin. Surrender your life to Jesus Christ and walk each day in His love and grace and you will discover joy and peace that passes understanding.
Pr. Bob Snitzer
By the Way:
Sunday 2, 9:00 Morning worship and Holy Communion.
Confirmation Sunday for Kesley Roedel.
Sunday 9, 9:00 Morning worship. Sermon: No Favoritism.