Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"I Was A Stranger and You Took Me In...." Jesus

I have loved Christians' impromptu concerts  all over the world singing the "Hallelujah Chorus". 
That created some good will that got positive attention.   The word Gospel means "Good News" not Fox News. 
So I have been wondering what other initiatives could display Guerrilla Love-Fare in the name of Christianity?

How's this?
All over the country travelers are stranded in airports due to the weather.
Soldiers, mothers with babies or small children, elderly people or people just like you and me.
Exhausted, dirty and cut off from their normal contacts.

What would happen if each Christian family in those cities went to the airport and chose just one person (or family) and took them home for a good night's stay and a shower? 
There would be no reason to blah, blah, blah about our faith.  Those strangers would be so grateful for our counter-culture gesture that they would just know.
A couple of years ago I brought home from the airport  a German woman who was stranded due to a USAir computer malfunction. 
It had been three days since she had left Hamburg and she was spent. 
Maria was with us for several days and we loved making a new friend from a far away place.  It made the world seem smaller, friendlier and cost us nothing.
Sunday morning she asked if she could join us for church --  even though she was an agnostic.  She liked the service with it's lively music and thoughtful message but confessed to loving the Krispy Kream donuts served between services.
If it is true that "life is what happens when you are making other plans"  why not make a life?

1 comment:

  1. Jesus always met people where they were. It is a modern day phenomena that we invite the lost to join us rather than "us" joining or seeking out the lost. Hmmm I wonder what Jesus would think of our typical style of evangelism? I am sure Maria will never forget your kindness.