On Mondays, I’ve been writing a “Monday Music” series (thus the “MM”) that deals with Christian songs. Yesterday, I was privileged to lead saints in worship. The invitation was offered, and I’m not primarily speaking of God’s invitation in Jesus — and spoken by the preacher — to have potential converts do what it takes to get on God’s side. The invitation to which I refer was different. I’ll share a few brief phrases from a few songs we sang and/or thought about together:
Come in today. Come in to stay.
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus.
Come. Now is the time to worship.
Come. Now is the time to give your heart.
O come, let us adore Him–Christ the Lord!
Invitations. We may invite Jesus into our hearts (and He will not go where He is not invited, despite His ability to do so). We may invite others around us to worship. Both of these are good kinds of invitations, and I’m thinking they’re at least as significant as the type of invitation that jockeys for a visible response to a sermon.
Oh, and I’d encourage the use of “O Come All Ye Faithful” at seasons other than the current one, too!