“HO!  IT’S FREE! COME AND GET IT.”

by Tammy Phillips
May 11, 2021

Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money, Come, buy, and eat. Yes, come, buy wine and milk Without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend money for [what is] not bread, and your wages for [what] does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat [what is] good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. 3Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live.  (Isaiah 55:1-3 NKJV)

We love to hear the words, “It’s free.”   We like free samples at the grocery store. We like free breakfast at hotels.  We like free gifts with purchase.  Last night, I went to a hockey game.  We were offered a free signed poster and bobble head.  Then when we left, we were handed a bag full of free stuff.  One very wise woman said, “What do I need with another bobble head?” I laughed and thought, “but it’s a free gift.  I am taking it.”

How often do we pass up what Jesus so freely paid for?  Why should God Almighty, King of Kings, Creator of All, have to even utter the word, “HO,” to us?   Yet, He does.  Why should he have to remind us what He freely gives to everyone?  Yet, He does.  Why should He have to ask us to hear and come to Him?  Yet, He does…over and over and over again.

How many times do we thirst, hunger, and desperately ask others to pray for us?  Do we even know we are thirsty?  Do we know that we are hungry for what food will not supply?  The Lord has every answer to our thirst and hunger. 

He says in Isaiah 55, COME! 

Come!  Everyone who is thirsty.  You have your choice, water, wine, or milk. 
It is free.
Come!  Everyone who is hungry.  Eat what is good!  
It is free. 

Why do we spend money on a myriad of water and have five different types of bread in our pantry?  They will not satisfy that emptiness we feel in our life.  They will not fulfil us.   God provides all that we need, but we have to come to Him to receive it.  He says, “Come to Me.  Listen to Me.  Incline your ear to Me. Turn to me.   Eat what is good.  I am Good.  Let your soul delight itself in the abundance I provide.”

In Isaiah 55:3, the Lord says, “Hear Me and your soul shall live.”

Do you hear Him?

Hear Me!  Your soul shall live.
Come to Me.  Your soul shall be revived.
Hear Me!  Your soul shall recover.
Come to Me.  Your soul will be repaired.
Hear Me!  Your soul shall be restored.
Come to Me!   Your soul will flourish.
Hear Me!  Your soul will heal.
Come to Me!  Your soul will breathe again.

I enCOURAGE you to come to Him when your soul is so thirsty that you feel like you cannot continue.  Listen to Him.  Get into His word and be fed the Bread of Life and drink from the Living Water.   Heller?  Ho!  It is free.  It is life.  Come.  There is no catch.

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