When the Spirit SAYS COME
"And the Spirit and the bride say, 'Come!' And let him who hears say, 'Come!' And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely."
As the symbolic bride of our Lord, the church is sent on a mission to call others to faith in Christ. We go to those who are willing to hear, to those who thirst for righteousness, to those who are willing to take of new life from Christ. We go to these people and invite them to come to Christ for salvation.
More importantly, the Spirit is also on mission, calling people to Christ. In fact, without the Spirit's partnership, the church's effort to call others to faith will be met with failure. For it only when the Spirit works in a life, convicting of sin and unrighteousness, will they have the faith they need to surrender to Christ for salvation.
Lord, I thank you for your Spirit who is still at work, calling those in need to come to salvation. May we as the church be willing and available to be used by you in calling others to come. Amen.