Doing something for you, bringing something to you - that's not what you're after. Being religious, acting pious - that's not what you're asking for. You've opened my ears so I can listen.
So I answered, "I'm coming. I read in your letter what you wrote about me,
And I'm coming to the party you're throwing for me." That's when God's Word entered my life, became part of my very being.
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)