Invitation

LUKE 2:10–14--Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Christmas may symbolize many things, but above all else it is an invitation to our hearts.

When you and I receive an invitation, there’s often a map attached and a little star affixed over the destination. The shepherds had a detailed invitation. The sign they were at the right place would be a swaddled Baby lying in a manger.

The field hands didn’t get many invitations to important events, but they scampered to Bethlehem. Here was the biggest
happening in history, and it was shepherds who got the invitation!

The Christmas invitation is still open to every heart that will recognize and receive it. This Christmas, the Christ of all seasons invites you to His side. Get up and go to Him—in a hurry.


Spiritual Heart Focus

Listen to the invitation the Holy Spirit sends to your heart during this blessed season.

Physical Heart Focus

You will begin to feel your body tightening at about age 40, and range of motion becomes crucial. Stretching exercises cause muscle fibers to get longer and ease the tightening.