By Rachael Benson
”I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”
Revelation 3:20
Have you ever gotten an invitation to a party and on the bottom it says, “R.S.V.P. By” and It’s got a date, with the person’s name and number next to it? It means please let me know if you’re coming.  Usually you get an invitation because you have a close relationship with that person – they consider you valuable.  While the invitation costs you nothing at all, it costs the person putting on the party —the cake, the decorations, the invitations, etc.
In the same way, God considers us so valuable that He gave up the one thing that meant the most to Him— His son Jesus. God should’ve turned His back on us and said, “Forget it.” Instead, He sent His son Jesus to die on the cross for us because He wants to have a relationship with us. 
By sending Jesus, God sent us a personalized invitation to heaven with our name on it. A written invitation from God might say something like this:
   To: Rachael
From: God
You’re invited to a homecoming party.
Where: Heaven
When: Today
Directions: Accept my son Jesus into you’re heart.
What to Bring: Yourself
R.S.V.P.  Today
Will you R.S.V. P.?
Dear Jesus,
I invite you to come into my heart.