Isaiah 55:1 “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.
Let’s break this verse down, and see what it has to tell us about God and our salvation.
‘Ho!’ is an exclamation to grab attention, and it reminds us that we should be doing anything and everything we can to draw people’s attention to the Gospel. It also says “everyone”, which makes it abundantly clear that no one is exempt from His invitation. Anyone and everyone is welcome to His feast; the only criteria is thirst. Anyone with a thirst for God (which is everyone, whether they know it or not) can come to Him to drink and be filled, and we should be making sure that everyone feels invited. ‘The waters’ that we come to drink from are the Word (as in Psalm 1:3), the Holy Spirit (as in John 7:37), and the life of God in the church gathered in prayer and worship (as in Psalm 46:4). It mentions that those without money can come and eat from God’s Word and Spirit, and that this is because all that God has is freely given. Nothing is for sale, nor do we have to earn it. Even salvation itself has all been made available to us through Jesus, free of cost.
May we never lose touch with just how extraordinary this news is, and may we never stop sharing it.
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