"For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me." ~ Romans 1:11-12
This morning we traveled two hours south to a church fellowship meeting in Radford, Virginia. The teaching passage was in Hebrews 4 about the rest the people of God have available to them. Excellent message, and we enjoyed our time there.
However, the highlighted verses above in Romans also really stood out to me as the speaker was getting across the difference between regular hospitality and real spiritual hospitality. I'd like to practice the real kind...and enjoy the mutual building up of one another as we come together, wouldn't you?
Old passages...but new understanding.
After the morning service, the rest of the family went back home in the van, and I continued traveling south four more hours this afternoon in another vehicle headed to my sister's home. So...I'm writing this post from her computer in South Carolina (hence, no pictures).
This is the week Granny comes back to Virginia to live with us until the end of the year. I'll be here a couple of days to visit with my sister a bit before we pack up Granny's things and travel home.
Then later this week we're going to practice some real hospitality as we welcome our friend, Erich, home from Afghanistan and invite some families over to fellowship with him and give him a send-off back to Texas. We'll see if we can put into practice Romans 1:11-12!