Warmth

Just returning to the place that let me have voice in some of the toughest months of my life. Just for a short post. A quick thought.  

“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:10‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Hospitality with heart and home. We reap what we sow chapter 6 says. And when I think I’m the exception to the rule, I’m mocking the almighty, all knowing God. 

I always think of fall as a warm and cozy time of year – and it is when you’re enjoying the rays of afternoon sun or curled up in a blanket watching Netflix and sipping whatever warm drink you like. 

But autumn has those gusty days that steal your breath and those watch-your-breath-float-in-the-air-mornings. 

But all the above scenarios make up fall (which we all know is the ideal time of year). 

And that’s how I’m learning to see this verse in Galatians. First it brings to mind warm smiles and green bean casseroles for the new mom from church. My mind immediately says, “yes,” this is how it’s supposed to be. Who wouldn’t want this friendship and closeness with believers in Christ where we can care for one another. 

And then comes the cold facts. These busy schedules. The hardening effects of hurt feelings. The embittering results of pride challenged. 

But God says to be kind to everyone. To show His unconditional love to everyone. Not just in the times or to the people that make us feel happy and warm and fuzzy inside. 

Everyone, He says, do good to everyone. 

Both feeling good and feeling under appreciated (or worse) are aspects of doing good to everyone (which God knows is the ideal way to live). 

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