Strong spirits: your invitation


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It is a busy season- with graduations, graduation parties, weddings, showers, etc. But it's only busy if you are invited, and only if you go.

Once Jesus was invited to a wedding. You may know the story. It is in the first 11 verses of the gospel of John, chapter 2. He went to the wedding, and as a result, a lot of other things happened: he revealed to his disciples who he was; he changed between 120 and 180 gallons of water into wine; he launched his ministry; he blew the minds of the wedding servants; he made his mama proud. (read the account in John 2).

My point: none of this happens without an invitation. My question is: have you invited Jesus? Into your life, your home, your work, your marriage? your problems? There's no telling what amazing things might happen when we invite him in. Consider it...


Besides serving as pastor at Caledonia Congregational Church, Gary Schwerin is the Spiritual Development Minister for the YMCA of the Rock River Valley and Executive Director of Bridge Ministries of Rockford. Prior to launching Bridge Ministries, Gary spent many years in leadership with Young Life. His columns appear here every Sunday - to see them all, subscribe to our daily email.

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