Hebrews 13:2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:  for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”

Matthew 25:35-40 “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat:  I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink:  I was a stranger, and ye took me in:  Naked, and ye clothed me:  I was in prison, and ye came unto me.  Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?  When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in?  or naked, and clothed thee?  Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?  And the King shall answer and say unto thee, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

II Corinthians 5:20 “Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us:  we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”

Our genuine concern for others, our kind spirit, and our welcoming hospitality are to be fundamental characteristics of our Christian testimony.  While the rest of the world around us tends to be consumed by the concerns of their own lives, we are to be sensitive to invest ourselves in the lives of those all around us.  People around us hunger.  They thirst. They are lonely.  They are naked.  They are imprisoned.  They need us to reflect the love of our God to them.  They need us to be ambassadors for Christ.

Maybe those we reach out to are angels that we entertain unaware.  Maybe they are just ordinary people.  Regardless, we should see our service to them as service to Christ.  We give them meat, drink, shelter, clothes, and fellowship as a service to the Lord Himself.

PLEASE PRAY THAT OUR SERVICE TO THOSE AROUND US WOULD GLORIFY CHRIST.  He cries out “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”