We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth. 3 John, verse 8.
We are here to show the real meaning of Christmas, even in July.
We are here for the unbelieving world.
That’s who we’re here for; that’s why we are here. We are here to bring man sons to glory. We are here to learn to love Jesus yet not for ourselves but so that others may learn to do the same. For the pagans, for the Muslims, for the professors, for the irascible Facebook friends, for the bullies, for the haters, for the enemy, for the people not like us. We are here to serve as Jesus’ ambassadors, brothers and sisters, fighting soldiers, quiet pastors, bold witnesses, listening teachers, and honest friends to people who don’t know Him.
You and I: if we say we believe in Jesus, then we are here to talk about that with our friends, family, co-workers, strangers in the elevator, guy at the coffee shop, person behind the counter at WalMart or 7 Eleven, and anywhere. We are here to be hospitable to all people in the hope (and hope is a promise, not a wish) that Jesus’ Spirit will work in us to build a relationship. We are here to be open to that relationship that it may evolve in a way that people will know we love them, that we care. We are here to care so that we can demonstrate Jesus’ love to other people so that they, too, will be moved to ask us “why do you care?”
We are here to tell why we care to the unbelieving world for the glory of King Jesus, the risen Savior.
“That’s the real meaning of Christmas, Charlie Brown.”
King Jesus, help me to show hospitality to all people, to be a kind friend and a bold follower of You. Help create those moments to love others so that Your love and life may shine through mine.