A bystander said, "Master, will only a few be saved?"
said, "Whether few or many is none of your business. Put your mind on
your life with God. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires
your total attention. A lot of you are going to assume that you’ll sit
down to God’s salvation banquet just because you’ve been hanging around
the neighborhood all your lives. Well, one day you’re going to be
banging on the door, wanting to get in, but you’ll find the door locked
and the Master saying, ‘Sorry, you’re not on my guest list.’ Luke 13:23-25 (TM)
The best Christmas gift is waiting for any who have been ‘hanging around’ Jesus’ neighborhood but have never stepped past the threshold into a real relationship with Him. In the neighborhood of Bethlehem there were shepherds hanging around, but when they found out that Jesus had been born they left their flocks and said "Let’s get over to Bethlehem as fast as we can and see for ourselves what God has revealed to us."