Last Friday night we celebrated our Passover Seder. We had 28 guests. One guest was from my Bible study class. She was new and did not know any of the other guests. One of the men present engaged her in conversation, but soon found himself listening to the great stories she told about her time living in Alaska. Then at dinner, a young teenager, struck up a conversation with my friend and really made her welcome.
The Bible tells us to “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
It encouraged me to see my friends, young and old, demonstrating the love of Christ. Jesus was always talking to people, making new friends, encouraging old ones, and always teaching.
Although the stated purpose of the evening was the celebration of the Passover, I believe much more was accomplished. “For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.” (1 John 3:11)
We all need to think about how we can love, encourage, and teach others. Hebrews 10:24-25 states, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Have a wonderful day.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001