1 Corinthians 12:27
“A traveler is far away from home. He sheds his coat and quietly sinks into the back row. The weight of their judgmental glances tells him that his chances are better out on the road.” – “If We Are the Body” by Casting Crowns
When I was still a “baby” Christian, I moved to a new state with my grandmother after I had graduated college. I lived with my her until I found a job, and then that was it. I was on my own (completely with no roommates). It was exciting and scary. Finding an affordable apartment, finding furniture, making sure all my bills were paid while still managing to put food on my table…welcome adulthood!! Another challenge I faced was finding a church. I knew that a church would be a way to meet other believers and to develop my relationship with Christ. Who knew how hard that task actually is?!?! When someone is willing to make that first step of wanting to find a home church, we should welcome them with open arms (or at least smiling faces and a hello). Invite them to sit with you or strike up some light conversation to break the ice. We never know the situations or circumstances that brought that person to church. You may just be that one person they needed in that exact moment. Love them just as Christ loves you. God is good 😉