…For there was once a man who threw a great dinner party and invited many. When it was time for dinner, he sent out his servant to the invited guests, saying, ‘Come on in; the food’s on the table.’ Then they all began to beg off, one after another making excuses. The first said, ‘I bought a piece of property and need to look it over. Send my regrets.’ Another said, ‘I just bought five teams of oxen, and I really need to check them out. Send my regrets.’ And yet another said, ‘I just got married and need to get home to my wife.’ The servant went back and told the master what had happened. He was outraged and told the servant, ‘Quickly, get out into the city streets and alleys. Collect all who look like they need a square meal, all the misfits and homeless and wretched you can lay your hands on, and bring them here.’ The servant reported back, ‘Master, I did what you commanded—and there’s still room.’ The master said, ‘Then go to the country roads. Whoever you find, drag them in. I want my house full! Let me tell you, not one of those originally invited is going to get so much as a bite at my dinner party.’” Luke 14:16-24 (MSG)
God’s love and free gift of salvation is available to anyone. Sometimes we can get wrapped up in the idea that it is only for people after they are cleaned up – those who are good people, those who are trying to always do the right thing, those who are always helping others. But God wants to offer the free gift of salvation even when we are at our worst. We should tell everyone we meet about this free gift of salvation. God has many rooms and wants to have a full house.
Ask God to send someone across your path today that needs to hear about the free gift of salvation. Share God’s love with them. Tell them about God’s gift of salvation.