While driving through the streets, my husband and I see many beautiful lights of Christmas in the neighborhood, but we also see some isolated people at home with no Christmas lights. Nonetheless, I know being lonely is not healthy. Many people who feel alone are invited to the different locations on Christmas including coming over to their friend’s or family’s house, or maybe even volunteer at the hospital or the retirement centers. Even though some people are isolated, they have not asked to be invited yet. How about inviting a lonely person on Christmas?
Do you know that Jesus experienced his loneliness? In the story of Jesus and his loneliness, He was spent a lot of His time alone. I believe that you may remember about the woman at the well (John 4, NIV). She was a lonely woman. She had 5 husbands—loneliness, depression, no happiness. When she came to get the water, Jesus spoke to her, forgave her and made her a new person. She went into the town and informed all the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” (John 4:29, NIV) . And they all went out to see Jesus. As the result of that, many people invited Him to stay with them. Jesus stayed there within two days in order to share the words with them to become the new believers.
This is a part of that story like you can invite a person on Christmas. By the way, sharing the gospel about Jesus is an excellent key to inviting a person on Christmas over your house or to the Holiday parties for the Christmas fellowship.
7 Ways To Invite A Lonely Person On Christmas
- Asking a person to come over your house.
- Sending a person an invitation card for the Holiday parties.
- Texting a person to come join you.
- Sharing with a person about volunteering at any opening locations during Christmas.
- Encouraging your family relatives or friends to bring people over to your house.
- Letting a person know that visiting your house on Christmas can always be available.
- Calling a person to come over and spend some time with you on Christmas.
What if a person does not want to come?
What if a person doesn’t want to come but feeling alone? Okay, you cannot pressure him or her coming over to your house or to the community centers for some reasons. Maybe he or she feels abandoned since the recent divorce or tragic events. Or, she or he is not feeling comfortable being around the crowds due to the PTSD or anxiety experience. I strongly suggest that you can talk with a person if it’s okay that you can come visit her or him at home and bring some food or dessert. I’m sure that many people would be joyful and appreciated to have you being there. If a person still doesn’t want you to come over, then it’s okay and praying for a person would be nice…
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There are so many lonely people around us. It can really feel even more lonely during the holiday. It’s so great your encouragement and reminder for us to be making sure our homes are welcoming to them. Thank you for sharing.
The problem is there is no way lonely people can get in touch, if they could they wouldn’t be lonely. If you know any family who would like to invite a grandad for Christmas please let me know.
Great ideas! We need to share especially at Christmas and opening up our hearts and homes is a wonderful way to do this. Thank you so much for these important reminders! Christmas Blessings to you!