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Invitation: let them come

Just after the scripture reading we focused on today,
Jesus offers an invitation we all need to hear:
“Let the little children come to me…”
Let the humble, the meek, the ignored come.
Let the noisy, the misbehaving, the boisterous come.
Let the ones who ask the hard questions come.
Let the ones who trust in ways we cannot understand come.
Let all come to the table,
“…and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”
It is to us, my friends, that the kingdom of God belongs.
All are welcome at this table.


Submitted by Rev. Nathan Williams, Echo Hill Presbyterian Church, Cedar Rapids, IA

CTW: answer the call

Church! Do not be afraid, God is happy to give you the Kingdom.
We answer the call and follow, preparing ourselves for God’s unfailing treasure.
Give your whole life, including your own treasure, to Christ in faith.
We are waiting, we are ready for Christ. Come, Jesus, come!


Submitted by Rev. Will Ryan, First Christian Church, Burlington IA