The Invitation

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. –Romans 5:8

You are cordially invited to A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!!!
Guest of Honor: Jesus Christ
Date: Every day. Traditionally, December 25, but He’s always around, so the date is flexible….
Time: Whenever you’re ready. (Please don’t be late, though, or you’ll miss out on all the fun!)
Place: In your heart…. He’ll meet you there. (You’ll hear Him knock.)
Attire: Come as you are… grubbies are okay. He’ll be washing us clean anyway.
Cost: Admission is free. He’s already paid for everyone. You wouldn’t have been able to afford it anyway…it cost Him everything He had. But you do need to accept the ticket!!
Gift Suggestions: Your life. He’s one of those people who already has everything else. He’s very generous in return though. Just wait until you see what He has for you!*

What an invitation! I know I don’t want to miss out on this one. It’s Christmastime again and we are beginning to gear up, celebrating the birth of Jesus. It is a great party! The only issue is that this is not something that should be celebrated simply once a year. God is waiting for you each and everyday, no matter what stage of your faith you are at. He wants you to give Him your life and your heart. He wants you to know you are made uniquely and you are special. Perhaps you should take some time now to accept or renew your acceptance to this gracious invitation. It is an ongoing invitation — so you are invited everyday to celebrate and participate in the love of Jesus.

GOING DEEPER:
1. What are ways you can celebrate Jesus everyday?

2. In what ways do you focus on celebrating Christ’s birth at Christmastime?

FURTHER READING:
Matthew 11:28; John 3:16; Revelation 21:1-8

*Author Unknown.

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Kelly McFadden

Kelly McFadden

Kelly McFadden is a wife and mother and is part of the HomeWord daily devotional writing team. Kelly graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2000 with a degree in journalism. Following a season of playing professional volleyball and training with the US National team, Kelly returned to school and received her Masters in Christian Education from Azusa Pacific University.

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