“To all those in Rome
Who are loved by God
And called to be saints” (Rom. 1:7, ESV).
Called to be His holy ones.
His call isn’t a mere offer.
It isn’t like me calling a buddy,
“Hey, you want to play some golf?”
But His call isn’t a law either.
It isn’t like my mom calling
Me in at dark while I was
Playing kick the can in the front yard
On a long, lazy summer night:
“Alan, come in, it’s bedtime!”
I didn’t want to go but I had to go
Because it was a law.
The call of God is like
The Son of God standing outside
A dead man’s tomb and shouting:
“Lazarus, come forth!”
His call has power. Irresistible effect.
And His call is no mere law—
It is life!