"When an alien lives with you in your land, do not mistreat him. The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God." (Leviticus 19:33-34)
I am INSANELY proud of the teenagers at Southwest! They did an OUTSTANDING job of welcoming FIVE visitors and one new member of our youth group tonight at Visitor Night.
Watching them was almost like looking at my own children...proud that they were doing what God wants us to do. Their laughter and talking were music to my ears.
As I watched them mingle and ask each other questions, as they learned each others' names, as they danced with each other (OK, so it was a game called "Toe Fencing", but it was pretty much dancing!), as I observed all this, I thought, "THIS is good stuff! THIS is what's supposed to be happening!"
Hopefully, all our visitors (aliens) felt like they were part of our group tonight.