“He will dwell on high; his place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; bread will be given him, his water will be sure. Your eyes will see the King in His beauty…” (Is. 33:16-17)
Whatever your situation today, whatever your background, whatever your story is, if you are here then you are invited to believe in Jesus Christ. If you have walked with God for many years, then you are called to remember and believe the good news. Jesus is your fortress of rocks, your refuge and your strength. Some of you may be unsure, racked with guilt, regrets, uncertainty, and I summons you to believe in the only rock, the only safe place, the only defense, the only King, the only Savior, Jesus Christ. And some of you may have never trusted, never believed, perhaps you are still looking for a fortress, a safe place: you have tried to protect yourself, fend for yourself, but you need a real defense from the calamities of sin and death and heartache. Jesus is the King of the universe. His justice is true justice, and therefore His beauty is true beauty. He rescues all those who trust in Him. He lifts them up out of the miry clay. He forgives sins, He washes whiter than snow. He is able to do this because He is almighty God, and He has accomplished this through His own death and resurrection. His death and resurrection are the great fortress of life, and here we are safe from every assault. Here the water of your baptism is guaranteed, here the bread of life is freely given. So come, if you have not been baptized, you are invited, if you have then you are invited to believe in your King, place your faith in Jesus the Savior, and eat, drink, and rejoice.