I want to be a good welcomer. Am I a good welcomer? I don't know. It seems that at times I am just not prepared to welcome anyone. I feel guilty and I determine to do better. I feel life tricks me into this crazy thing of every day tasks until I don't have time to be very welcoming. I am coming and going and checking off lists, but what about that person that could use a kind word and maybe a welcoming ear. I am so busy I don't see them. Christ is and was the perfect welcomer. He never turned a single soul away. He was kind and friendly especially to the ugly. How many times do I avoid the ugly for fear of dirt on my oh so seemingly clean life? But wait if I were to stop and think He did the same for me why wouldn't I do the same for others. The cleanness in my life is not mine, but his. It is his work that I am seeing. He welcomed me, a dirty sinner, into his clean perfect love. I want to be like him. I want to welcome those that need a light to find the path to Christ. I want others for feel the welcome I feel when I read his Word and kneel to pray. I am not talking into the air, he hears, he is a friend that welcomes my every care.
I am reminded of Luke 6:35 "But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping nothing again; and your reward shall be great and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil."