English: The Greatest Invitation
The Greatest Invitation
There’s no one in the world that wouldn’t be happy to receive a personal letter with a loving invitation. Do you know that we have all received such a letter? It is called the Bible. The Bible is essentially God’s love letter to us — and in it He gives us an extraordinary personal invitation.
The written letter is the most private and personal way a person can send a written message to someone he loves and cares for. It’s not just some calculated list of fact and figures like a book of law or a business manual. Nor is it like a dry old textbook or encyclopaedia, merely relating the facts. It is a way persons who know and esteem one another convey their most intimate feelings to each other.
And so it is with God’s letter to us. The New Testament, and in fact the whole Bible, is a letter of love by God to us. God loves us and He knows each one of us personally, so He has chosen to communicate with us in the form of a written letter … a letter of love.