Post by TheFirebrand on Dec 9, 2013 5:31:09 GMT -6
"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels." Hebrews 13:2
During my high school years I did yard work for Mrs. Buzard, a wonderful woman who lived a life of much caring amd kindness. Often after I had worked all afternoon in the hot sun, she would bring me a tall glass of lemonade. She also showered me with small gifts and homemade treats. Her grace filled hospitality shaped my life. The Bible is replete with examples of, and requests for, hospitality.
We are commanded to show hospitality to the stranger in our land (Genesis 18:1-7), as well as to open our homes to those in need. (Romans 12:13, Isaiah 58:6-10, Hebrews 13:2.) By doing so we may discover that God has drawn especially near to us.
Instead today we selfishly pawn people off to the welfare system which is designed to enslave us in the very near future ...
Actually, hospitality is at the center of the Gospel. The Bible tells us that God has come to us in Christ, received us as children, and given us all that we need. True faith in God moves us to show the same hospitality to others.
Each day we can be thankful for the hospitable acts of others. And as a response to God's love coming to us thru them, we ourselves can look for ways to show "hospitality and welcome" to everyone we encounter.