A story recently touched my heart. It's a story of a mother who persisted in her love for a wayward daughter all the way to her death.
A precious Christian woman died recently. She has done a tremendous work publicly for the Kingdom of God. However, she carried on a private work of ministry that few people knew. Every night, for many years, she called one of her daughters. This child has been a long time prodigal. Although this daughter was raised in a loving Christian environment, she has had very little interest in God in her subsequent adult years. However, her mom kept calling, letting her know that no matter what, she still loved her.
Now, suddenly, the phone calls have ended. How do you suppose that daughter is feeling now? How she must miss those calls! But there is still someone calling to her ... and to you!
Do you realize that someone has been calling you everyday? It's a voice from heaven. Jesus Christ is calling to you: "Are you listening? Can you hear me? Do you have any idea how much I love you? Do you understand how badly I want to walk with you each day?"
Jesus loves you so much far more than a mother can love a daughter and far more than any human lover. Jesus says, "Here I am! I'm standing at your door and knocking. I'm hoping you will open that door and invite me to come in! ... Please return the love you once had for me!" (Revelation 3:20; Revelation 2:4, paraphrased and adapted)
On this day when so many are hoping to hear from a secret admirer or someone they hope returns their feelings of love, don't miss the most important call of your life! He's already demonstrated his love for you!