we can stop inviting Jesus

I wrote this one last year, but I think it’s worth reposting. (Going through the blog, doing some housekeeping, getting ready to pick up the pen/keyboard again.)

Karla Jo Wasion

“‘Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.’ Jesus replied, ‘Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.'” 

“‘Lord,” another of His disciples said, “first let me go bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow Me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” – Matthew 8:19-22

narrowIt’s called the cost of following Jesus, and it comes fearlessly from the mouth of the Messiah Himself. He was clear that following Him would not be a journey of 5 star hotels, but a narrow gate to a narrow road and most of what we clutch in our hands and our hearts will not fit.

He was equally clear that there is an urgency in the Gospel and no other perceived obligation can come first. To the man’s…

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our culture of death is killing us

This is a follow up to my last post on gun control. Since that time, I attempted to purchase a rifle. Filled out the online form at the store, and assumed they would tell me there was a waiting period while a thorough background check was done. I figured it would take at least a … Continue reading our culture of death is killing us

top 3 list, but bottom line, read the bible. find God.

In my previous post I talked about the top 3 reasons Christians aren't reading the Bible. This time, I'm giving my top 3 scriptural reasons why Christians need to read the Bible. You have been created with purpose, and there are good works that have been planned for you to do.  You need a thorough … Continue reading top 3 list, but bottom line, read the bible. find God.


Dug this one out, dusting it off and putting it out there again. Because we need it.

Karla Jo Wasion

He calls out. He has always called out. He is the initiator, the pursuer, the One doing the calling, the beckoning, the inviting. Always the inviting.

Return to Me

“You have gone off, in search of other loves. You have wandered from Me,  preferring instead things that cannot love you, cannot save you, cannot be Me for you. But I have not forgotten you. Even now, I call for your return. Though you have strayed, though you have turned to idols for comfort, I call for your return. Return to Me, and I will return to you. As the father watches for the prodigal, I watch for you, ready to run to meet you as you come up from the far country. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you. You are Mine. You are loved.”

Come to Me

“Aren’t you tired of striving? Haven’t you wearied yet of your attempts to ‘get…

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