Thanksgiving is great, isn’t it?
The day that you have been planning, buying, and preparing for is almost here. You can almost taste the turkey, smell the pie, and see the smiling faces of your loved ones around you.
Your heart and home will both be filled with warmth as you count your blessings on Thanksgiving. Good food and grateful hearts make for great fellowship, right?
What if I painted a different picture for you of a different Thanksgiving? Now imagine a Thanksgiving without any piles of food, smiling faces, and blessings abound. Instead at this Thanksgiving there is no fellowship, just an empty home and overwhelming loneliness. Unfortunately, this picture I painted is a sad truth for many Americans on Thanksgiving and other holidays where family togetherness is so often celebrated.
The act of hospitality is more than hosting and entertaining guests. Christian hospitality is not what you seen practiced in magazines. Christian hospitality isn’t about glamorous table settings or platters of picture-perfect food; it’s about practicing servanthood. More importantly, it’s about loving others through Christ and making people feel special.
While I cannot claim perfection in the area of Christian hospitality, it is one of my strengths in how I serve the Lord. Our family has made it a tradition to invite those who necessarily do not have a place to go on Thanksgiving. And every year it has blessed our family so much because of the friendships that have blossomed from these encounters.
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