Invited by the King: Embracing the Greatest Invitation


As I reflect on my life, I find myself dwelling on the times when I would receive invitations to join in on special occasions. The overwhelming joy and excitement that filled me upon receiving such invitations was unparalleled. There was a deep longing within me to be included. Rather it was an event, a wedding, or a festive celebration, being invited always reassured me that someone cherished and valued me.

In contemplating these invitations, I realized they were not merely about sharing a meal or attending an event. They were expressions of love and a desire to deepen our relationship.Each invitation was an opportunity to take our connection further, to build and grow in our bond, and to reap the fruits of our shared experiences. Such invitations spoke volumes about the feelings harbored within the inviter’s heart.

Yet, as a Christian, I have come to understand that the most significant invitation we can ever receive is from our King, Jesus Christ. When God invites us into His presence, beckoning us to dive into His Word, to commune with Him in prayer, and to abide in His love, it surpasses any earthly invitation we may receive.

Unlike human invitations, God’s invitation to be with Him is not contingent on our worthiness or accomplishments. He extends His invitation to us regardless of our flaws and shortcomings. When He says, “Come, my daughter, and pray with Me,” His arms are open wide, eagerly awaiting our response. In these divine moments of communion, our spirits are nourished, our souls are refreshed, and our relationship with Him deepens.

The Scriptures remind us of the beauty of God’s invitation. In Matthew 11:28,  Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  This invitation assures us that we can find relief and renewal in our weariness and struggles in His presence.

Psalm 145:18 reads, “The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”  This reminds us that God eagerly awaits our sincere prayers and longs to draw near to us.

As I reflect on the invitations I once cherished, I realize they were faint echoes of the invitation extended by my loving Savior. The invitation to be with Him, to seek Him, and to abide in His love surpasses any earthly delight. It is an invitation that fills my heart with joy and gratitude, knowing I am accepted and desired by the King of kings.

Today, I encourage you to embrace the greatest invitation of all—the invitation from King Jesus. Respond to His call, spend time in His presence, and experience the richness of His love and grace. In His invitation, you will find true fulfillment, purpose, and an everlasting relationship that surpasses all others. Let us treasure this divine invitation and delight in the privilege of being invited by our Lord and Savior.

Heavenly Father, We humbly come before You, grateful for the invitation You extend to us to be in Your presence and to commune with You. We acknowledge that Your invitation surpasses any earthly delight or honor. Thank You for accepting us as we are and desiring a deep relationship with us. Lord, help us to recognize the true significance of Your invitation. Open our hearts to eagerly respond to Your call, to seek You in Your Word, and to pour out our hearts in prayer. Teach us to find peace and rest in Your presence, especially in times of weariness and burdens.God, draw us closer to You each day. Fill us with joy and gratitude as we recognize the privilege of being invited by the King of kings. Empower us to live out Your truths and reflect Your love and grace. Thank You for this opportunity to grow in our faith. In Jesus’ precious name, we pray. Amen.

Shekeda Holland