What if our invitation into the kingdom of God had been an introduction to Jesus as a real person who wanted to be our friend? Instead many have come to him for fear of what would happen to them if they didn't, and rather than endear us to him, he became someone we didn't want to be close to. Unless our life in Christ is an engaging invitation rather than an obligation we will not engage him in the way that will open the door to a greater knowing of him. What bride wouldn't want to get to know her husband before the wedding day? We are his bride, the wedding is coming, and he would love to get to know us as his beloved, not those terrified of what he might do to us.