So, I met a stranger at a concert. And I wrote a song about the experience.
Well…there’s a little more to the story than that.
There’s a full break down of the way it all got started that you can read by clicking on “The Randoms” but basically here’s the deal. We were standing in line (we being my mother, my aunt and I) at The Cove in Asheville, NC. We were getting ready for dinner and my mom was tatting. Little turkey heads. Anyway, the lady in front of us finally whirls around and says, “What the heck are you doing?” And the rest they say is history! We sat with her and her husband at dinner and learned all about their lives! Turns out they are Christian marriage counselors, have a son in the military, and five children they adopted from the same family because they didn’t want to split them up.
Now, their story is truly inspiring. But there is more inspiration here than meets the eye. Romans 12:13 reads, “Share what you have with God’s people who are in need. Be hospitable.” These wonderfully charming people were the perfect example of that and in reflection have taught me some very important lessons. Hebrews 13:2 also says, “Don’t forget to show hospitality to believers you don’t know. By doing this some believers have shown hospitality to angels without being aware of it.” Now I’m not saying we hung out with some angels on Valentine’s Day. But I am saying I will remember this event and how charming it was and work to be a similar kind of person in my adult life.
God bless Strangers, and God bless the strangers who are kind to them! Enjoy!