Unexpected guests were on the way, and my mother, an impeccable housekeeper, rushed around straightening up. She put my father and brother to work cleaning the guest bathroom. Later, when she went to inspect it, she was surprised that the once-cluttered room had been tidied up so quickly.
Then she saw the note on the closed shower curtains. It read “Thank you for not looking in the bathtub.”
Too often, we think of Jesus as an unexpected guest.
We hear the invitation to join Jesus at the table, but instead of joining Him, we run around frantically trying to tidy up. We must look pretty silly to God as we stack up our lives behind the shower curtain.
Truth is Jesus invites us to the table – just as we are – no string attached.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
This invitation to follow Jesus is – Come as you are.
He already knows what you have hidden in the bathtub and invited you in spite of it.
See you Sunday!