I was with a friend the other day, and they were lamenting how someone had not invited them to a party. Sorrowfully they resigned themselves to the dis-invitation, “I guess we’re not as close as I thought we were. It kind of hurts.”

    This made me think of Jesus.  He said that His disciples were His friends; and He continually calls His friends into His House that we might celebrate the great salvation He has accomplished for us. But so many of His friends -His disciples- never show. It must cause His heart to ache, “I guess we’re not as close as I’d like to be.”

    The Bible says, “Do not neglect our meeting together.” Jesus said, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me.” He is calling His own to walk with Him. How could you miss it?