Welcome One Another – 6/10/20

Valery Erickson

Romans 15:7Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.


One of the joys that fill classroom is known as a lunch bunch. An invitation is extended to my students, not based on merit or behavior- but with the intention to invite them into a moment where they feel seen. I instantly become their favorite person and it instantly becomes their best day. The love that they receive on their day ripples positively throughout their week. 


When we are reminded that Jesus welcomed us into His love, we pour back out to others. We have been invited into eternal life by the ultimate inviter. We love because He loves. We invite because He invited. We welcome because He welcomed. And to do this brings glory to Him. 


Lord, help us to posture our hearts to be more like you as we welcome others in response to the invitation we have been given through the Gospel.