There is incredible untapped power sitting in your fridge. You’re about to witness extraordinary things spring forth from a carton of milk.
Once upon a time an outgoing girl met a determined guy, they got married and enrolled in seminary. They had beautiful babies, a start-up business, grueling schedules, and a small rented townhouse (with an even smaller paycheck to make it all work.) Though their calendar and budget were tighter than drums, their hearts for God and others were big as all outdoors. They yearned to knit themselves into the fabric of people’s lives through spiritual conversation and close companionship.
The hopeful pair had no fancy furniture to sit on or gourmet food to offer guests. In fact, their humble home had peeling wallpaper, cracked linoleum floors, and empty cupboards. But there was milk in the refrigerator.
The wife felt awkward the first time she reached out with this invitation;
“We would love for your family to join us after the worship service for cereal night in our home. If you wouldn’t mind bringing a box of your favorite cereal, we’ll provide the milk.”
With each invitation and subsequent visit the joy-swell of the couple’s hearts multiplied and the intimidation of hosting faded away.
Family after family came for cereal night. Some families had full cupboards and shiny new homes. Others had even less than the young couple.
All drank in sweet laughter and deep theological discussion as skim milk poured over Acts 2:46-47 and it came to life right before our eyes.
”…breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts, praising God and having the good will of all the people.”
Cereal Night transformed a carton of milk into true hospitality.
Give it to God and watch in wonder as he turns it to baskets full of loaves and fishes to feed hearts starved for community.
How have simple acts of hospitality impacted your life?
Do you feel led to reach out to others in similar ways?
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