How was your Christmas Day? Many of you will have spent the day with friends and family, eating too much food, and having a time of gift exchange, sharing stories, and playing games. I have been very encouraged to see the hospitality offered to others in our church family this year. Thank you for opening your homes to those in need of a safe and friendly environment to celebrate in.
Hospitality was big in biblical times. It was expected that everyone would open their homes to a traveller in need, and to give them the best attention. It was interesting that Christ was probably born in a cave used as a stable, and placed in an animal’s feeding trough, or manger. The town of Bethlehem must have been so over-loaded with people registering for the census. I would imagine that Joseph and Mary would have been pretty stressed with no offering of hospitality.
These holidays let’s open our homes a little more. Invite someone over for a simple meal. It doesn’t have to be flash. Just offer what you were going to eat. Your company is more important than your food 😊
In speaking of “living for God” the apostle Peter said this:
“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling” 1 Peter 4:9
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