Come To Me
Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry again. Whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. —John 6:35 (NLT)
Expecting to stop sinning before you come to me is like attempting to fix your car before you take it to the mechanic. If you could do it yourself, you wouldn’t need a Savior. But no one can do it themselves. You can’t stop sinning. You can’t make yourself clean. You can’t get rid of your own guilt.
Using thirst as a metaphor for spiritual longing, the Bible says, “‘Come’…Let the thirsty ones come—anyone who wants to. Let them come and drink the water of life without charge” (Revelation 22:17 NLT). He says, “Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink—even if you have no money! Come…it’s all free!” (Isaiah 55:1 NLT). And I promise, “Whoever comes to me I will never drive away” (John 6:37 NIV).
Too many are waiting on “someday.” Someday they intend to follow me. Someday they are going to make me a priority. Someday…when they’ve got it all together. Many are waiting to get it right, on their own, but then “someday” never comes. Death intervenes.
Don’t wait! Come to me right now with your sin, your problems, your faults, your fears. Come as you are.
I’m just waiting for you to say “Yes” to this invitation. How will you respond?
(Believe, proclaim, and receive. That’s all there is to it. Believe in me, proclaim your belief, confessing your wrongdoing, and receive my forgiveness.)
My arms are open…Won’t you come to me?
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