Monday, December 7, 2009
WELCOME ONE ANOTHER
Many of us, over the years, have been doing better at welcoming people into our homes. Because the Scriptures admonish us to practice hospitality, we have certainly tried.
How are we doing, though, at welcoming members of our immediate family into our homes? When summer or holidays approach and school is out, do we groan in dread of having everyone under foot or do we welcome our young ones home, seeing an opportunity to enjoy the days together? As a husband is laid off at work and is home all day, do we become irritable and voice our dissatisfaction thinking he is in “our space” all day, wishing he would just go away - at least to the garage?
Yes, we may be good at being hospitable to those who drop by just for a few hours or days, but let’s extend that God-pleasing hospitality to those in our own households. Let’s make them feel welcome!
Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you, for the .
Heavenly Father, please forgive me for being so inhospitable to the ones I love the most. In Jesus’ name. Amen.