This is day 5 in a 31 day series on hospitality. Some seasons are not for hospitality but even then, He’s making us ready. Click here for the rest of the series. Thanks for coming along the journey. I’m glad you’re here.
When my house burned to the ground in December of 2010, I found myself in desperate need of someone to show hospitality to me.
I needed somewhere to sleep and I needed someone to find clothes for me to wear.
I needed someone to listen to my gut wrenching cries and tell me that light would shine again.
I had nothing to give. All I could do was sob.
Some seasons are like winter in your heart.
It’s during those times that you learn how to live in the skin of someone in need.
It’s then that you learn to cling to the only Hope there is.
Don’t despise the winter grace.
It’s then that you learn the blessedness of poverty and despair.
When someone else feeds your hungry soul, you learn to recognize those who starve.
God is leading you through this deep and wretched valley to make you blessed.
And when He brings you out again, you will see your brother with new eyes.
Your suffering will have made you perfectly fit to pour out your life for others.
Every time I hear this song, I think of my dear friends who live everyday in heartache.
This life is a veil of tears but Christ will raise us up and the Light will shine again.