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cropped-rose-white-and-pinkJohn 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent”

You are cordially invited to accept Jesus Christ as your personal LORD and Savior. God is inviting you to join Him in His kingdom in heaven where Eternal Life is filled with joy, worship, love, and fellowship — but you need an invitation! That’s it! You need Jesus Christ! Accepting and believing in Him is the only passport to God’s kingdom. If you believe in Him then you’ve got the Invitation to Eternal Life and if not it’s time that you should, because tomorrow might be too late! The invitation would read:

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 too 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 as He’ll be washing our clothes anyway. He said something about new white robes and crowns for everyone who stays till the last.

TICKETS: Admission is free. He’s already paid for everyone. He says you wouldn’t have been able to afford it; it cost Him everything He had.

REFRESHMENTS: New wine, bread, and a far-out drink He calls “living water”. This will be followed by supper that promises to be out of this world.

GIFT SUGGESTIONS: Your heart. 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).

ENTERTAINMENT: Joy, Peace, Truth, Light, Life, Love, Real Happiness, Communion with God, Forgiveness, Miracles, Healing, Power, Eternity in Paradise …. and much more. (All rated “G” so bring your family and friends).

RSVP: Very important. He must know ahead, so He can reserve a spot for you at the table. Also, he’s keeping a list of His friends for future reference. He calls it the “Lamb’s Book of Life”.

PARTY GIVEN BY: His kids. That’s us. Hope to see you there.

Closing thoughts:

In the early 19th century, a war-weary world was anxiously watching the march of Napoleon. All the while, babies were being born. In 1809, midway between the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo, William E. Gladstone was born in Liverpool, England; Alfred, Lord Tennyson in Somersby, England; Oliver Wendell Holmes in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Felix Mendelssohn in Hamburg, Germany; and Abraham Lincoln in Hodgenville, Kentucky. People’s minds were pre-occupied with battles, not babies. Yet, nearly 200 years later, is there the slightest doubt about which made the greater contribution to history – those battles or those babies?

So it was with the birth of Jesus Christ. The Bethlehem crowds had no inkling that the Son of God was asleep in their little town. Only a few shepherds came to see Him, and they left glorifying God. Oh, how we need to recapture some of the wonder of that infant child coming into the world! He came into this war torn world of selfishness and sin for one purpose – to die as a sacrifice for our sins. The forgiveness He offers will satisfy the deepest need of our hearts. Truly, Jesus is a gift for all ages. The question remains:

(1) Have you by faith received that gift?

No gift is more needed by a dying world than the life-giving Savior.