Friday, July 1, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Welcome

Its time for another Five Minute Friday. For details click on the link.

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."


  1. Hello! I am visiting from GM, I could not find your name! Well, your BLOG is pretty and cozy wrapped with lovely song and IT is very welcoming!!

  2. Hi! Thank you for stopping by my place. I, too, homeschool (I noticed that in your profile). The fact that you are aware of how welcoming Christ is want to be like him already shows a welcoming heart. Nice to meet you!

  3. The line that you want others to "feel the welcome I feel when I read his Word and kneel to pray" is a beautiful thought. I know that feeling! Hugs, my friend!

  4. i like this steph! i hope to be more of a welcomer. and i think you are a very good welcomer=)


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