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Thought for the Week: Genesis 18:2-5b

by admin on September 2, 2012 in Guest List, Thought for the Week with No Comments

“Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. He said, ‘If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree. Let me get you something to eat, so you can be refreshed and then go on your way—now that you have come to your servant'” (Genesis 18:2-5b).

I love hospitality cultures!  Abraham sees strangers approaching, with them is the Lord.  Abraham humbles himself before them, eager to serve them.  In the following versus, Abraham hastens to tell Sarah to bake bread and runs to the herd to slaughter his fattened calf.  His desire was to serve these men for the Lord’s sake.  We can learn a thing or two from Abraham in terms of our attitude towards serving others.

Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to humble yourself and serve people who aren’t expecting to be served.  They are expecting to support you and give you the attention on your wedding day.  You are the honored one—how powerful a gesture for you to turn the tables and quicken your heart for them.  In your wedding planning, how can you hasten to feed them and run to bring out your finest for them for the Lord’s sake?

Lord Jesus, all that I have is Yours.  Thank You for my bounty.  Thank You for Your provision.  Soften my heart to share what I have with others, and humble me to serve even when I have an opportunity to be honored.  I desire to be more like Jesus; use my wedding to make me so.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lindsay

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