Entertaining Angels With Hospitality

entertain strangers angelsDo not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. — Hebrews 13:2

When there is room in the heart, there is room in the house. ~ Danish proverb

When was the last time you visited someone and felt truly welcome and comfortable? What made you feel that way? In all likelihood, it wasn’t just fancy sheets or top-shelf meals. It was the effort your friend put into making you feel at home. Throughout Scripture, an act of hospitality became the scene for a holy moment. Abraham served a meal for three strangers who turned out to be from God, delivering His prophecy about Abraham and Sarah’s future (Genesis 18:1–15). The widow at Zarephath made a cake of bread for Elijah out of the very last of her flour and oil, and miraculously she never ran out of food (1 Kings 17:7–24). Peter’s mother served Jesus and the disciples after He healed her from a fever (Matthew 8:14–15).

In our modern day, hospitality can turn into something no less holy. God blesses us for receiving others into our homes. And when we take the time to demonstrate care for someone else, we realize that we are merely returning the love God gives to us.

God, thank You for the people You’ve given me to love. Be with me as I plan to show them hospitality this weekend. Amen.

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Your Turn

Isn’t is fantastic to think that we might unknowingly be entertaining angels when we open our hearts and homes to others or offer to share a meal with strangers? Who could benefit from your hospitality? Keep an eye out for those opportunities to love others and experience holy moments! What are you doing this weekend to extend hospitality to others? Please leave your thoughts on our blog. We would love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

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