Since before time began, a call went out to you. Even in the midst of
a crowd, God has been seeking your heart as an individual. An invitation
was developed with you in mind. From the time that the foundation of the
world was laid, Jesus prepared to die for you and for each soul that would
ever live. His sacrifice was arranged before you were ever a thought—
before a single soul had ever lived. He did this so that you might have
eternal life. Have you responded to His invitation?
This call has gone out directly to you. It does not involve living
vicariously through someone else; it involves you living directly. The
rewards of answering this invitation are beyond anything you could ever
imagine. God is offering you a most amazing prize: the gift of eternal
life. This gift was given in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”
(John 3:16 NKJV). God, the host of heaven, wants you to win in life, and He wants to give you a reward in heaven too. Eternal life is the prize that God will give us if we come forward to claim it. It is free for the taking to whoever wants it. Come and get it! Eternal life is an eternal prize!
Francee Strain, No Ordinary Invitation: Called to Live a Life of Eternal Purpose, (Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2017), 4.