It’s Christmas, Charlie Brown!

Peanuts cartoon character Charlie Brown never got an invitation to a party.  He was always on the outside looking in.  And Lucy regularly reminded him of his outsider status.  All of us feel like Charlie Brown at times—unaccepted and excluded, with voices within and without affirming those feelings.  The message of Christmas is one we all need to hear, for it invites us to the party—Jesus’ party.  When the angel said it was good news for everyone, it meant all were invited.  In fact, lowly shepherds, their society’s least and last, got the first invitation to meet the Savior.  Know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are not left out.  This holiday season come to the party and accept the invitation from Jesus to celebrate God’s Christmas grace with Him.  Yes, it’s Christmas Charlie Brown and you are invited!