Do you ever feel you have somehow been excluded from The Christmas Party?
Many people are not in a place for parties. They are alone, cold, hungry, sick, grieving, afraid or depressed.
While we love to contemplate the sweetness and majesty of The Christmas Story, we often don’t look as closely at who Jesus invited to His Party.
If you are tired and burdened, and feel like you cannot take another step, Jesus invites you.
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
If you are low in spirit and can’t seem to snap out of it, Jesus invites you to let Him fill all the empty places.
He says, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
If you are drowning in grief, Jesus says, “Come.”
He said, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
If you are searching for something more in your life … someone to make sense of it all … Jesus says, “Come.”
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
If your heart is broken and you feel imprisoned in a bondage you can never escape, Jesus says, “Come.”
Jesus says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; He has appointed Me to preach Good News to you.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted and to announce that captives shall be released.
He has sent Me to tell you the blind shall see, the downtrodden shall be freed from their oppressors, and God is ready to give blessings to all who come to Him.”
Jesus sees you. He loves you. He wants you to be with Him.
You are invited.