This is the Season of Lights, when “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men”, becomes more than just words, and instead, the hope and focus of an entire world.
Candles will be lit in Synagogues.
Prayers will be offered in Mosques.
Families will gather.
“Silent Night…..Holy Night…” will fill churches throughout the world.
Men and women of good will will reach out to each other.
And, for billions of people, this Christmas Season will provide the opportunity to remember the story of a young couple seeking lodging. He was a carpenter, and his beautiful young wife was “great with child.”
When they asked for a room, the man simply said, “There is no room in the Inn.” The young couple was turned away only to find shelter in a stable.
“No room in the Inn.”
Those words have echoed through the centuries, and seem to repeat themselves in acts large and small.
Rosa Parks must have found them to be true when she found that the only room for her on that Alabama bus was in the back. The real message was, “you’re not wanted here. There is no room for you.” Yet, Rosa Parks found room, and became the mother of the civil rights movement.
At my high school I always watched in pain when the Coach had to choose certain boys for the team, which meant others had to be “cut.” Often, I was fortunate enough to make it, but I cannot forget the expressions of those who did not. The team was chosen, the spots were filled, and there was “no room at the Inn.”
In corporations there are mergers, acquisitions, and buy-outs. Good people often find themselves without jobs. The message seems to be, “We don’t have room for you here. All the positions are taken.”
Throughout the world millions of people trade their time for money. They work for an hourly wage or a monthly salary. They want to get ahead, to pay their bills, to save some money. There just isn’t enough time, and enough hours, and enough money to go around.
There is no “residual income” for them. They aren’t gifted authors, exciting actors, or others who seem to have it figured out. The “residual income” door is closed for them. There is no room.
Single mothers struggle to make ends meet. They work all day, care for a family all night, and start over again. There seems to be no room for them in our society. Often, they are overworked and out of hope.
Is there no room for them?
When we started Beyond Slim, we took the “No Room In the Inn” sign down, and threw it away. We were determined to build a business where there was room for everyone.
The beautiful hymn goes… Silent Night, Holy Night, All Is Calm, All Is Bright….
That my friends, is my Christmas message to you. At Beyond Slim, “All is VERY Bright.”
We have room for you.
If you are in your golden years, and find yourself without a source of income, we have room for you.
If you are a single mom, trying to make ends meet, we have room for you.
If you have no experience in direct selling, we have room for you.
If you are young, we have room for you.
If you are trying to get out of debt, and enjoy residual income, we have room for you.
If you have made mistakes, find yourself starting over again, and are looking for a home, we have room for you.
At this Inn there will always be room for you. You will find hope, family, friends, association, mission, and belonging.
That’s the way we want it to be. That’s why we took down the sign.
There is always a vacancy at Beyond Slim.
Wishing you a very Blessed Holiday Season.
With love and affection,