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You're Invited

Imagine reaching into your mailbox and finding a fancy invitation. The worn envelop suggests the letter has traveled a long way. There’s no return address, but your full name is written on the front. Curious, you rip it open and discover a perfectly handwritten note with gold-embossed lining. Then, you glance to the bottom and realize it is signed by … God himself! Essentially, that’s what God does in Isaiah 55. He sends you a personal invitation.

The chapter begins with an offer that sounds just too good to be true:
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price!”  What? Food for free? Wine and milk at no price? What kind of supermarket is this? In these verses, the prophet Isaiah is using a figure of speech. He says that people in this world are thirsty for joy. They are hungry for happiness. But only God can satisfy, and His love is absolutely free.

Then in verse 2 God asks,
“Why do y…