Hospitality

A recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina found my wife, Pamela, and I on the receiving end of Southern hospitality. How can I describe the Southern hospitality that we received?

  • Good food of which we had plenty
  • Friendship expressed in kindness which we experienced in rich fullness
  • Fun filled with laughter                                          

Our friends in Charleston shared more with us than Southern hospitality. They shared Christian hospitality - quite a different spirit all together. In addition to the food, friendship and laughter our four days together were also filled with:

  •    Rich times of prayer
  •    Conversations about Jesus
  •    Worship at their church and,
  •    A precious time with friends from a small Bible study group.

Reflecting on this wonderful time of refreshment and rest in Charleston, I thought of the early church,

They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. (Acts 2:42 NIV) 

Pamela and I want our home to reflect "Acts 2:42 hospitality", a home filled not only with food and laughter but also with Jesus. Will you join us at the table?

Sharing the journey with you, Bob Snyder