Monday, May 23, 2011

Accept the Invitation

My husband and I like to invite people to our home. We love the fellowship! One thing I’ve often noticed when I do extend an invitation is some people will ask, “Who’s going to be there?” My first reaction is to say, “Who cares who’s going to be there! Isn’t it enough that I invited you and I want your company?”


Why are people so concerned about who they spend time with? How are we ever going to function in Heaven at all? Are we going to say to God, “Thanks, God, for the invite to an eternity spent with you, but I’ve gotta know, who’s going to be there? Because if Harry is going to be there, I think I’ll pass.”

This is disheartening for me …I’m saddened to think that perhaps there are those who won’t come to a gathering or a party because I’m going to be there.

True, we aren’t called to be best friends with everyone, but when we exclude others for one reason or another, not only are we rejecting God’s creation, but we miss out on the blessings that come from getting to know another person. I have found my deepest friendships where I would least expect. If I decided I was going to socialize only with those in a particular social clique, I would have been the loser!

God has blessed me with the gift to see others through His lens (I’m not a master at anything, but a pursuer of many things). I love the diversity in my friendships and I wouldn’t trade my cronies for anything …I look forward to adding more to that motley crew!

The next time you’re given an invitation …take it and then await with anticipation for the many cool ways God is going to reveal Himself to you through His wonderful people! Make it a win-win for everyone!

Here’s to all of my fabulous friends!!

Marisa



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMGoodness, my first question would be is Marisa going to be there. If so count me in. You're full of wisdom and always good for an alternative perspective that I value. ;>) Tanya

Marisa and Brittany said...

Thank-you, Tanya, for the very kind words! You are one of my cronies I wouldn't trade for anything :) You are treasured beyond measure!

Marisa