Do you ever notice those people in your life that come and go, but come back again?
Why do they leave?
Why do they return?
How long do you wait for them to return?
Many people are like this with Jesus, too.
These doors are waiting to be opened. Not opened by just anyone, but those of you who are looking for Jesus. Even if you aren’t, He is looking and waiting for you to come to Him.
Tonight at youth group, there were three students who came, that have been there in the past, but have had a long absence from the group.
My husband and I have been praying for these students to come back, reaching out to them, praying for their salvation and safety.
However, I catch myself freezing up when they return. All I can think to say is, “It’s so good to see you! Welcome back, it’s been awhile,” and I wish I could come up with more. Not anything that makes them feel guilty for being gone so long, but something that makes them want to come back for good.
Jesus doesn’t claim everyone will want Him, or even look to find a saving relationship with Him.
Yet, the Bible does say:
“For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written,Romans 14:10–11 ESV
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”
Don’t despair or give up hope on yourself, or the person in your life that keeps walking in and out of your life, but much more the life they could have with Jesus.
If they would just come in the door, and take a chance on Jesus, what a difference it would make?!
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”1 Thessalonians 5:16–19 ESV
Be thankful they keep coming in the door, and pray to Jesus for them to stay. And all God’s people said, “Amen!”