At Home With Strangers

“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it.”  Hebrews 19:14

Debra Scowden © 2013

Have you ever had the pleasure of someones company and left them feeling so much better for it?  It could have been a chance meeting of a stranger, or perhaps a planned get-together with a dear friend or family member.  You leave with your heart almost bursting with an indescribable joy.

Could it be, just maybe, that you were in the company of an angel of The Lord?

I am not comfortable meeting new people.  I am an introvert.  Yet it is in those uncomfortable situations, where I am stretched beyond my comfort zone, that I make room for joy.

So we must stretch.  To stretch is to draw tight or taut; to stretch like the strings of a violin.  In order for the violin to make beautiful music it’s strings must be stretched; so it is with the musician, they must stretch their musical limits to reach perfection.

If we want our lives to make a beautiful sound for The Lord, we too must be stretched, get out of our comfort zones and make eye contact with a stranger.  Invite them to our home.  Strike up a conversation.  For in so doing we just may be entertaining an angel of The Lord.



I see you in the distance,


Your face I do know.


In fear I walk quickly past,


My eyes look past, look low.


How many times, I wonder,


A passerby does go.


A stranger now, forever,


Because my fear lets not me sow.


To sow a seed of friendship,


A simple act, showing love.


To share the love of Jesus,


What have I been deprived of.


Today, I pray Lord Jesus,


That no matter where I am,


My eye will look upon a strangers,


It is the heart of the Great I Am!


Debra Scowden © 2013

Today may each of you go outside your comfort zones and entertain an angel.

God bless,



Author: debrascowden

I love the Lord with all my heart, soul, body and mind and delight in sharing Jesus with others through my poetry and photography.

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