This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Matthew 5:16 (NIV)


Today, I am thinking about what the best invitation is to receive this holiday.

As each day goes by, I’m getting more and more into the Christmas spirit. I’m so proud of myself because my Christmas tree is already up, and this is a first for me because it is never up this early. Michigan Avenue in Chicago is already beautifully lit, and the storefronts are prettier than ever.

Yet while the commercial side of Christmas has its place, as followers of Christ, it’s important for us to truly celebrate him. When I turn to the Scriptures, I think about the early Christians we read about in the book of Acts.

These early Christians were asked to spread the good news about Christ. They were not trained teachers or preachers; they were ordinary people. Yet the power of Christ was evident in their lives.

There are people who don’t have an intimate relationship with God, but they watch us and study our relationship with Him. They listen to how we go on and on about Him and are inspired when we say that it was nobody but God who did it for us—and they want that.

So, the best invitation this season is to offer someone in need the invitation of Christ. When we do this, we can’t go wrong. I’m asking you today, are your actions an invitation for someone to accept Christ, or to be inspired to go deeper with Him?

As you think about that, remember these words: “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, let your actions be an invitation to Christ.