Join the Club

It’s rare to hear words like “anyone” and “everyone” as being those who qualify for membership into exclusive clubs or societies. Even on college campuses, fraternities and sororities have rights of entry for “anyone” and “everyone” do not qualify.

Another interesting note regarding private clubs and societies is that they do not generally advertise openings. Students on college campuses eagerly await invitations to be screened for membership into a campus club. Exclusive club memberships are only offered on rare occasions and when they are received, those receiving invitations to apply are honored simply to be considered. Such invitations come either via mail or personal delivery. Those delivering the notices consider delivering such news an honor.

Romans 10:11,13,14,17 NCV “…Anyone who trusts in Him will never be disappointed…Anyone who calls on the Lord will be saved. But before people can ask the Lord for help, they must believe in Him, and before they can believe in Him, they must hear about Him; and for them to hear about the Lord someone must tell them.”

A club for “anyone” has been advertised and those who accept membership guidelines are never disappointed or turned away for they cannot be disqualified. The only way “anyone” can be disqualified from this group is if they themselves refuse entry.

What a club! What kind of club is this? One would be tempted to think what kind of benefits could there possibly be to a club that has so little required for entry? The benefits of this club far exceed those of any of the most exclusive clubs here on earth – if the choice is between Heaven and Hell as benefits, who would choose the latter?

I have been given the opportunity to be one of those delivering the invitation to entry into this exclusive club to those of this world. I am the someone. It’s an honor and delight! However, there are times, more than I care to admit, when I have resisted delivering that letter of invitation.

May I hold those sacred invitations with honor this year as one who is sent so others may hear and join the club.