God loves a nobody

One of the striking points from Luke chapter 1 last Sunday was the way God chose Mary for one of the most amazing jobs in history. She wasn't a princess or a well-known figure. She was an ordinary working girl from a Northern backwater. (I found on Sunday that jokes at this point don't go down well.)
That's the way God is. To him, our 'nobodies' aren't nobodies. This Christmas, let's think about that person who no-one bothers with - who will live and die and no-one will particularly care. Let's invite them to church, or Christianity Explored in January. And if you feel like that 'nobody', then know this: you're not, in God's kingdom. Please come to church - because you're 'somebody' there.