A “ONE ANOTHER” FOR THANKSGIVING
The apostle Peter reminded believers of the importance of loving and serving “one another.” This instruction included being “hospitable.” In other words, be friendly and welcoming to one another, giving of yourself and your substance as others have need. Open up both your homes and your hearts to one another.
Peter further instructed to do it without “complaining.” Complaining expresses a heart of ingratitude. It is an attitude that defeats the action of hospitality. For it shows that the gift was given begrudgingly. But when we are hospitable with gratitude in our hearts, the gift is given and received with joy and love.
So on this wonderful holiday, remember to be hospitable (giving) to one another with gratitude (thanks). When you put them together, you have THANKS + GIVING!
And remember one more thing. There are 59 “one another commands in the New Testament, but you can’t do the “one anothers” without one another! So make sure to get together with one another as often as you can and even more as the Day approaches.
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for Your many blessings on us. We are overwhelmed with gratitude. Help us to show hospitality and thanks this day by the way we share our lives with one another, giving You all the glory and thanks. In Jesus’ name, amen.