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Surprisingly, many of us are suffering from anthropophobia! What does that mean? It means that we fear people. Many of us are only comfortable with speaking to close family, friends, coworkers and possibly church members. Other than that, we never say hello to a stranger, we dare not make eye contact, and we don’t offer assistance when we see someone in need, etc. We walk with our heads held high to the sky and feel that in some way we have arrived. We think way too highly of ourselves.
Don’t be shocked! But we aren’t doing the will of our Father in Heaven. The Lord has commanded for us to be hospitable to strangers. His word tells us in Hebrews 13:2 that we could be entertaining angels. If we look at everyone that we come in contact with this way, we will take self out of the equation and focus on what is pleasing in God’s sight.
We were created to serve God and serve his people. When we are hospitable we honor God and bring glory to his name. If you see someone that is in need whether they be hungry, thirsty, need a word of encouragement, help with a difficult task, etc. serve them knowing that you are honoring God and could be entertaining an angel. A simple “HELLO! How are you?” can go along way with someone. A smile to a total stranger can uplift their spirit and it shows the light that Jesus Christ has placed in each of his believers. Today, I ask that we promote hospitality so that our Father in heaven may be glorified and his message be spread throughout this world.