No strings need to be pulled – just say Yes

Some years ago Robert Kirkpatrick, who was serving a sentence in a prison in Ohio, mistakenly received an invitation to a fundraising dinner in Washington to meet former President George Bush. ‘I’m going to tell him that I’d be happy to attend,’ said Kirkpatrick, ‘but he’s going to have to pull some strings to get me there.’ Well, I never actually heard the outcome of the story but I doubt that the invitation was followed up. Not so with Jesus.
In one of his great stories He talked about God’s servants going out into the streets and lanes and inviting all they meet to God’s great celebration of the Kingdom of Heaven. ‘The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” … Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.’ No strings need to be pulled, all we have to do is say Yes.

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