Some Have Entertained Angels Unaware

hebrews13_2“Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
-Hebrews 13:1-2

Look at that guy.  You can just tell by looking at him that he’s no good.

All too often we judge people based on nothing other than how they look.  Instead of taking the time to get to know them, but look, judge, and move on.  If you saw a bunch of Harley riding bikers coming down the road, what would you think?  Would you think they are were out to go protect a child who was abused?  Yet, that’s exactly what these bikers do on a regular basis:

We are called to love each other and to show hospitality to others.  This isn’t just something we should do for our friends or the people who look like us.  We are to love everyone.  Why?  Because God loves everyone.  Jesus died for them just like He died for you.  In fact, Jesus didn’t just not judge us by appearances, He knew exactly who we would be and how we would rebel against God by our sin.  Yet, He still died for us.  So, that we might be forgiven.  So great is His love for us.

As followers of Jesus, we are to love like He does and be hospitable to everyone.  And you never know…you may be entertaining an angel.

Dear Jesus,

I confess that I have judged people just by looking at them.  I have deemed people unworthy of my hospitality before I ever even met them.  Please forgive me and help me to love others as You have loved me.

Amen

In Christ,
Pastor Kurt

 

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