Reflections by the Sea: Come to me

Published 11:15 am Sunday, March 19, 2023

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By Betsy Ore Glass

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. – Chronicles 16:11 NIV

I know I am doing it all wrong. Trying to get my dogs to come to me seems futile unless I have a handful of treats or a new toy to offer! Yes, they are spoiled, but I keep trying to teach them. They do seem to have a mind of their own and do what they want. But I love them dearly.

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Did you know that God offers us an invitation to come to Him daily? Maybe we feel we are too busy. Maybe we think we will get to Him later in the day but that doesn’t happen. God is simply not that important now because things are going well and we don’t need Him. Oh how our indifference must grieve Him, yet He offers himself up to us again and again.

If we hear that voice that says, “Come to Me,” it is the Holy Spirit prompting us to follow. The evangelist Billy Graham said, “When we come to Christ, we’re no longer the most important person in the world to us; Christ is. Instead of living only for ourselves, we have a higher goal: to live for Jesus.”

Betsy Ore Glass has long-standing ties to the Outer Banks. From Virginia Beach, her family bought a vacation cottage in the 60s and her love of the area began. Later in the 90s, Betsy and her husband bought a weekend cottage and introduced the area to their children. Then Betsy’s parents retired to KDH where the family gathered often. Reach her at To learn more about her books, visit