God's Word for Today: There are many people in our lives who influence our outlooks and the way we react to others. One particular influence in my life, taught me the simple lesson of always having my home open to others. He would welcome anyone in, offer them something to eat and if needed, a place to stay. Even if the person stayed for an extended period, he never expected payment. He also never preached to them or tried to give advice, unless they sought it. There are were a lot of wayward men and boys who will always remember and be eternally grateful to this man.
What I was taught the most was the fact that he was doing his service to God in a simple but very important way. He let those visitors figure there problems out on the own, and simply taught by example.
Some people feel that to serve God, they must do these extraordinary life changing things. And for some, that is what God calls them to do. For others, their service is an act of kindness to others when most needed.
Today, look for that visitor in your life who just needs a simple example of God's love.......