As a child, do you recall playing with your neighbours when your mother would call you to come home? You were having so much fun that you really didn’t want to leave right then so you stayed for a while longer, but in a few minutes you heard her voice again and you thought this time you had better leave. When you got home she had a surprise waiting for you,your favourite cousin was waiting for you, had you stayed another few minutes you would have missed out, as they were ready to leave! You were so glad you had heeded the call before it was too late!
I remember I went to work in Sussex as my first job and also my first time being away from home. I had a little sister 12 years younger than myself, who hadn’t started to school, but had gone across the field to play with her little friend. She didn’t know I was coming home that day, but when I went out and hollered “Myrna” She recognized my voice and came running up the hill as fast as she could! She was as excited, as was I, as was only home for a few hours as I had to go back to work the next day! Sometimes it really pays to pay attention when you hear your name being called!
There has been times when I was so engaged in a book that when my hubby called my name I didn’t even hear him! It wasn’t that I did it intentionally either! I was just so taken up with the story! It is coming close to a day when my name will be called again and I don;t want to be too busy to hear it! I hope all my family and friends will also hear their name when it is called and will be ready to answer, Yes Lord, Here I am! Then we will hear “Thou good and faithful servant. enter into the rest that I have prepared for you!”
But in order for us to hear that we have to prepare ourselves to meet Him! If you don’t know how to get prepared I will tell you how, and hope you will believe me! In Acts the 2nd chapter , verse 38 & 39 you can read it for yourself! On the Day of Pentecost , Peter stood up and told the unbelievers what they must do to be saved, and it is just the same today! God has never changed his mind! You must repent of your sins, (be sorry for your sins, enough to completely turn your life around) and be baptised in the Name of Jesus for the remission of your sins, and Jesus will fill you with the gift of the Holy Ghost! Then you must walk holy in his sight, for He is Holy! If you will just taste and see how good God is I’m sure you will want Him in your life and will wonder how you ever got along without Him in your life!
Calling you, Calling you, don’t you hear the blessed Saviour calling you? He will take you by the hand, lead you to that promise land! Don’t you hear the Blessed Saviour calling you?
Calling today,calling today,Jesus is calling, tenderly calling today.Come home,come home,ye who are weary come home.earnestly ,tenderly,Jesus is calling ,calling oh sinner come home.