SUMMARY: Spiritual boomerang
OVERVIEW: After Hezekiah cleaned out the temple, he invited all of Israel to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover.
BIG IDEA: Good news! All are welcome!
KEY VERSE: 2 Chronicles 30:9 (Hezekiah to Israel)
For if you return to the Lord, your relatives and your children will be treated mercifully by their captors, and they will be able to return to this land. For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful. If you return to him, he will not continue to turn his face from you.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I cannot be more excited and passionate about the topics of love, grace, and forgiveness. I want everyone to know I am calling them home. I’m inviting everyone. All are welcome in my presence. I’ve spread my arms, ready to hug you, and the door to my kingdom is open wide. Do not be stubborn, and do not be like those who ignore or abandon me. Ignore the mockers. They laugh now, yet they will regret it in the end.
Run to me and run with my message of hope to others. Don’t leave anyone out. Run long and hard, and I will give you strength. Run with grace and humility, not with judgment or condemnation. Invite people to a party that neither you nor anyone deserves, but all are welcome. Anyone who seeks me will find forgiveness. I will listen to their prayer and heal them. Today is the day of salvation. Celebrate what I have done and what I am doing.
Who do you know who has turned from God or does not think God would welcome them? Run to them or contact them and share highlights from this chapter. Let them know God always room for them and all who turn back to him.