LOVEFAST 6 | LEBANON: THE CHURCH AS A FAMILY FOR REFUGEES
By Elliot from Mahabba Derby
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
Prayer for the day
Pray that the church in the UK would increasingly be family for refugees.
Consider setting up a Welcome Boxes project with your church: https://www.upbeatcommunities.org/welcome-boxes-project
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