This morning as I dropped my Peppa off at school, I had a thought. It always hurts her momma to see her walking up the sidewalk all by herself. Some friends went by just before she got out of the van, said hi and didn't wait. Now it may not have phased her, but her mother hurt for her. Why didn't they wait? Did they know it may have hurt her feelings? Anyway I'm not going to go into my poor baby. That's not where this is going. It made me think "What does my heavenly Father think, when I ignore one who is precious to Him! Ouch that hurt! This year one of my Living Intentionally in 2008 - 8 in 2008 is Practicing better hospitality! I thought about some of the things that make me uncomfortable, but that are so important to others! Like Phones calls to people who may not get many. Visiting those in Nursing Homes ( I always think I don't know what to say). So many other things that I could be doing to show God's love to those who may not have many opportunities to see it. So I guess what I am saying is someone out there hold me accountable. If hospitality is a gift of yours, do you have any encouraging words, to help one who struggles. I so want to do what God wants me to do, and He taught me this through my sadness over my little girl.
The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.
Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. (This will be a verse I memorize this year)
1 Peter 4:8-10
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 9Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.