Daily Dose, Feb. 26 — Culture of Invitation

  Have you ever invited someone to join you on an adventure? As kids we do. We ask other kids to run and play with us. We make up games and have adventures that are limited only by our young imaginations. We leave childhood behind, but our adventures do not end. As we live our life in Christ, as people who seek to live in a way pleasing to Him, we live the absolute greatest adventure. It is an adventure that takes us places we never imagined. Our lives are no longer our own. He is in control; our job is to follow. That was also the job of those who followed Him during His life -- as they did, they lived a great adventure. One of them was Andrew. After he came to know Jesus, Andrew became certain Jesus was the real deal. He went back to find his brother Simon Peter and encouraged Simon Peter to join him on the greatest adventure. “One of the two who heard John speak and followed him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his brother Simon and said to him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (which is translated Anointed). He brought Simon to Jesus, who looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You are to be called Cephas’ (which is translated Peter).” (John 1:40-42) Can you imagine what Peter’s life would have been, had he not been invited to join the adventure by his brother and, ultimately, by Jesus? Who can you invited to this amazing adventure? Invite them to come to know the wonderful love of God. -- Rev. Terri Henkel