Remember My Birthday?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Remember My Birthday?

As you well know, we are getting closer to My birthday. Every year there is a
celebration in My honor and I think that this year the celebration will be
repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are
many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world
everyone is talking that My birthday is getting closer and closer.

It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of
Me. As you know, the celebration of My birthday began many years ago. At first
people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in
these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration. Family and
friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don't know the meaning of
the celebration.

I remember that last year there was a great feast in My honor. The dinner table
was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates.
The decorations were exquisite and there were many, many beautifully wrapped
gifts. But, do you want to know something? I wasn't invited. I was the guest of
honor and they didn't remember to send Me an invitation.

The party was for Me, but when that great day came, I was left outside, they
closed the door in my face... and I wanted to be with them and share their
table. In truth, that didn't surprise Me because in the last few years all close
their doors to me.

Since I was not invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise.
I went in and stood in a corner. They were all drinking; there were some who
were drunk and telling jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a
great time. To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long
white beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the
sofa and all the children ran to him, saying, "Santa Claus, Santa Claus"... as
if the party were in his honor!

At 12 midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms
waiting for someone to hug Me and ... do you know ... no one hugged Me.
Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one with great
expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if, maybe, there was one
for Me.

What would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not
get one? I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and quietly left.
Every year it gets worse. People only remember to eat and drink, the gifts, the
parties and nobody remembers Me. I would like this Christmas that you allow Me
to enter into your life. I would like that you recognize the fact that almost
two thousand years ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the
cross, to save you. Today, I only want that you believe this with all you heart.

I want to share something with you. As many didn't invite Me to their party, I
will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined, a
spectacular party. I'm still making the final arrangements. Today I am sending
out many invitations and there is an invitation for you. I want to know if you
wish to attend and I will make a reservation for you and write your name with
golden letters in my great guest book. Only those on the guest list will be
invited to the party. Those who don't answer the invitation will be left

Do you know how you can answer this invitation? It is by extending it to others
whom you care for...

I'll be waiting for all of you to attend my party this year...

See you soon... I love you!


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  • JEWELS571
    Have read this before, it is always a great reminder!
    4157 days ago
    This is great! I'll be accepting the invitation. Thanks for sharing it. Merry Christmas!
    4158 days ago
    Very thought provoking. Without Christ, there is no Christmas.
    4158 days ago
    Thank God for the candle light service tonight. It brings it all into the proper perspective.
    4159 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/24/2009 11:52:05 AM
    That actually choked me up. What would Christmas be like if, just for one year, we didn't exchange gifts and have any alcohol but just shared a meal with family and friends and then went to church together. The children would hate it! But the old timers would smile, remembering when Christmas wasn't so commercial. Beautiful blog. Thanks for posting it.
    4159 days ago
    Our party for Him starts at 3: when we go to be Greeters for Early Church....
    Can't wait to praise him in song w/many many fellow celebrators.
    I hope everyone reading these messages will Sing Praise To His Name.
    Thanks for this posting Janele...blessings for a fabulous holiday.
    4159 days ago
  • DRJJ2004
    Loved the blog!! It's too bad that people forget the reason for the season. I'll be accepting that invitation!

    4159 days ago
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