I don't dress up for the occasion simply because I have spent my entire adult life preparing for it. This is roll call aka "role call" and my spirit is bursting with readiness.
Calling all believers whose FAITH was shaken but never broken. Faith to you means stop, listen, learn, believe without ever seeing. If this is you step forward.
Calling all of those who came through some things on their bellies, knocked down, fallen over, passed by, tried, tested, bruised and ....yet inched ahead toward a light that flickered in a distance with MY name beaming from it. If this is you step forward.
Calling the one who was lost in the wilderness, weary but never afraid. The one who knew that forsaken was not an option. The one who stood on the promises of MY words. Who shut out naysayers, backstabbers, evil doers and especially those who dared to curse my holy name. Calling those who defended MY WORKS and looked for me even in the midst of mighty storms. If this is you step forward.
Calling those who prayed in dark closets in my name. Who took their desires to the altar and left them there. Those who stood in the gap for others less fortunate. Who looked for me in the homeless, the hungry and the broken hearted. If this was you come forward.
Calling those who came back from something with a testimony and shared that testimony giving the glory and honor to ME. Those who could not hold their shout, quiet their feet, stop their arms during praise songs because they know from whence each and every blessing came. I am the Alpha and Omega. IF THIS WAS YOU, COME TO ME. COME TO ME!
Come to ME believers knowing that I have come back for you. We will go to the place I have prepared for you. A place where sorrow has no home, fear does not exist and life everlasting is forever more. Come to me knowing I never forgot you as you never forgot me. My Father is waiting as you have waited.
Come down from the hilltops. Leave your worries behind. Job well done. Rest will come in the morning. Hallelujah, shout Hallelujah! Amen.