Is there anything better than receiving an invitation to do something fun? This is a photo from a concert that my friend invited me to attend with her. It is the band Dawes. The evening was so much fun. We grabbed dinner at a restaurant my friend had never been to and then we stood in line for the general admission show. Since we were the third and fourth people in line, we were able to get right up next to the stage. It was one of the most amazing evenings I've ever had.
It was so nice that my friend, someone I met at church, remembered that I liked this band and invited me to join her at their concert. It is hard to make new friends after a certain age and this invitation from her made me so thankful that I had someone to go out and have fun with.
I think invitations are one of the best things that being the part of a church bring to my life. On my first Sunday there, someone invited me to attend a Sunday School class. The next invitation I received was for the women's book club, something that has become one of my favorite days of the month. There have been invitations that have felt like an honor, like when I was asked to serve on church council and to chair a committee.
Invitations help create community in our lives. I am so thankful for everyone of them that I have received and I hope that I return the favor often. Because making someone else feel as happy as I did at this Dawes concert is what I want to give to someone else. Because isn't that what it means to invite someone, to share the good in your life?