“Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.” Hosea 6:1


R.S.V.P. is at the bottom of many invitations. The letters stand for a French phrase, but we simply know it means to “please reply.” One redneck guy received an invitation to a fancy dinner. Not sure what the letters stood for. He finally decided he wasn’t going because the only thing he could come up with was “roast skunk very possible.”


At the bottom of most all Scripture the Lord could have put R.S.V.P. because God’s Word deserves and demands a response. Hosea gives an invitation for response from the broken people of Israel. Israel had wandered away from God seeking after idols and personal gain (sounds much like the modern-day church). Hosea’s requested response was for God’s people to return to the Lord. The same is true for believers today. God has left the light on for us to return. The door is unlocked. A welcome sign is hung over the door. God is gracious and he longs for His people to return to Him.


Returning to the Lord is a decision each of us must make when we wander away. Do you sense the Holy Spirit calling you home? Do you realize in your heart that it’s time for change? Then R.S.V.P. today.


Bro. Larry


P.S. The President has declared a national emergency and America is in an absolute panic. I’m not quite sure why so many people have emptied the store shelves of toilet paper though. It has become so valuable that we may start using it as currency! “How much for that coffee? Will two squares of toilet paper do?” All joking aside, you can see the fear on peoples’ faces. They are alarmed and feel as though they don’t have control, because the truth is, they don’t. R.S.V.P. to the one who has control.