Lovefast 6 | Lebanon: the church as a family for refugees

 Image: marcveraart,  Flickr

Image: marcveraart, Flickr

LOVEFAST 6 | LEBANON: THE CHURCH AS A FAMILY FOR REFUGEES

By Elliot from Mahabba Derby

 

Daily verse

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.
— Hebrews 13:2, NIVUK
 

Thought for the day

Church as a family for refugees

It’s great when we as the church can welcome new people into the family of the church.

The other week we went to visit some people who had just arrived in the city.

The day was cold, damp and blustery. It didn’t look like anyone was in.

I banged hard on the door expecting to jump back into the car after a few seconds.

Instead the door opened and I was welcomed to join the family eating breakfast of bread, yoghurt, walnuts and tea.

In my mind I was the welcomer to a new Kurdish family.

However, the reality was the other way around - I was welcomed into the heart of the family, fed, introduced to family members and their relatives who had come from out of town.

I had gone to be welcomed and received a lesson in hospitality

Inspired by today's entry in 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

 

Prayer for the day

Pray that the church in the UK would increasingly be family for refugees.

 

Daily action

Consider setting up a Welcome Boxes project with your church: https://www.upbeatcommunities.org/welcome-boxes-project

 

Your turn

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