“All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.” John 6:37
As we reflect on our walk through the book of John, how is Christ calling you to respond?
We have beheld the glory of the Son of God Incarnate throughout John’s gospel. We have seen the love of Christ toward sinners. We have seen the grace of Jesus pursue the legalistic Pharisee (John 3), and the rebellious immoral outcast (John 4). We have seen Jesus offer himself to the unbeliever for salvation (John 3:16), and he has offered himself to his own sheep for their comfort (John 14:1).
Now, Christ invites you to come to him.
Christian, beloved by God, he invites you to come to him. Bring your year to him. Bring your sin to him. Bring your fear to him. Bring your guilt to him. You have seen how much he loves you. You have seen how gracious he is toward you. You have seen how satisfying he is for your soul. He is pleading with you right now, holding out wide his arms of mercy to you, inviting you: “Come to me.”
If you are reading this and you still do not in believe in Christ, you are still hesitant to come to him, you are not ready to repent of sin, you still think you are too sinful to come to Jesus––unbelieving friend, Christ holds out his nail-pierced hands to you and is saying to you right now, “Come to me.” He will save you fully. He will forgive you forever. He will give you endless joy. He will give you a relationship with the Father. He will never ever let you go. Come to him.
The best part about Jesus is that he will never reject you if you come to him. If you want him, you can have him. The invitation is extended to “whoever comes.” It is open to all. Every sinner. Young and Old. Come. Come to Jesus. He will never cast you out. Oh, what a friend we have in Jesus.
Father, thank you that you have given us your Son. Thank you that you never reject anyone who comes to you through Christ. Keep me coming to Jesus every day this year to see more of his glory. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
What is something that has amazed you about Jesus as you have walked through John?
How is Christ shaping you and growing you as a result of reading this book?
How do you need to respond to Jesus’ invitation to come to him?
Great Commission Encouragement: Go and share the gospel with someone and tell them that Christ invites them to come to Him.