“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”
I wouldn't call the people in this photo strangers, but it was so fun to throw a surprise dinner for Carolyn when we found out she didn't have plans for her birthday. I am so grateful for friends around the table, for Al's amazing cooking, and for the gifts that each one brings to the table. Happy Birthday Carolyn!
Life Application Study Bible Notes on Hebrews 12:2:
“Three Old Testament people ‘showed hospitality to angels without knowing it’:
(1) Abraham (Genesis 18:1),
(2) Gideon (Judges 6:11), and
(3) Manoah (Judges 13:2).
Some people say they cannot be hospitable because their homes are not large enough or nice enough.
But even if you have no more than a table and two chairs in a rented room, there are people who would be grateful to spend time in your home.
Are there visitors to your church with whom you could share a meal?
Do you know single people who would enjoy an evening of conversation?
Is there any way your home could meet the needs of traveling missionaries?
Hospitality simply means making other people feel comfortable and at home."