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You Are Invited

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.  John 1:12 NIV

Photo courtesy of morguefile and cohdra.I love to get a pretty invitation in the mail. Gorgeous stationery makes me happy. We get a variety of invitations to weddings, baby showers, birthday parties, and graduations. I love to see the creative designs and layouts, which classify as works of art.

Naturally, when it’s time to send an invitation on behalf of my family, I get excited as my creative juices start flowing. I especially love designing stationery for my daughter’s social events.  Recently, she hosted a Duck Dynasty themed party. Who would have guessed that camouflage invitations could turn out so adorable?

However, the most beautiful invitation I ever received was not delivered by the postal service. It was an invitation of my heart. In second grade, during revival service at church, Jesus invited me to follow and surrender my heart to Him. I accepted that invitation, becoming an everlasting member of God’s family. Without a doubt, my acceptance of His gift was the greatest decision of my life.

The next time you go to the mailbox and open up a festive card, remember God’s special invitation. You, too, can have everlasting life with Jesus and know peace through Him. Today’s verse tells us, Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.

God extends His invitation to everyone who believes in His name. Chose to accept the invitation and you can have a personal relationship with the One who desires to be your best friend. All other invitations pale in comparison.

(Photo courtesy of morguefile and cohdra.)

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Alisha Ritchie

Alisha Ritchie is a wife, mother of two wonderful children, physical therapy assistant by profession, and dedicated church member and Sunday school teacher. She resides in the small town of Stanfield, North Carolina, where she enjoys writing, spending time with her children, and ministering to others through her work and small group Bible studies. 


  1. Once again you have written a fresh, delightful devotional that touches the heart with its fresh simplicity! Thank you!