John tells us that when Philip and Nathanel met Jesus he gave them an invitation – "Come and see" (John 1:39). Jesus does not offer them an argument but an opportunity to enter into a daily relationship with him.
Here are some more profound comments from Jesus:
Matthew 11:27. The Father has given me all these things to do and say. This is a unique Father-Son operation, coming out of Father and Son intimacies and knowledge. No one knows the Son the way the Father does, nor the Father the way the Son does. But I'm not keeping it to myself; I'm ready to go over it line by line with anyone willing to listen.
Think about that. The God of the universe is offering us not only a relationship but an invitiation into knowledge of the very mysteries and purposes of life.
The sacred text of Scripture and the Spirit of God call out to us each day. Will we turn aside to see and to listen? Or will we go on our merry way, purusing the bright lights and distractions of this world?
The prophet Jeremiah once lamented …
Jeremiah 2:13. "My people have committed a compound sin: they've walked out on me, the fountain of fresh flowing waters, and then dug cisterns - cisterns that leak, cisterns that are no better than sieves."
How often we run to things that never truly satisfy while we have a personal invitation to drink of living water.
An invitation requires an RSVP.
It's your move.