“Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people He has made?” – Francis Chan
People matter to God. If this wasn’t so, then God would not have narrowed the commandments down to two: love The Lord, your God and love your neighbor as yourself (Luke10:27).
When I first visited CSCC years ago, I was introduced to a group of people who made me feel welcomed and wanted. As a result, I stuck around. My desire for others who are visiting, and those who are already members, is for them to have that same experience. I would hope for each person to encounter people who are genuine in their greetings; to have everyone welcome someone in the way they would like to be welcomed. For all we know, a few of those visitors could be angels passing through (Hebrews 13:2).
This Sunday, the drama team will be performing a skit focused on welcoming and greeting members and visitors of the church. We believe in the importance of making people feel welcomed. Why? Because people matter to God, therefore, they should matter to us. I am encouraged to be more intentional about greeting others because, in reality, this is one of the many ways that both parties (the greeter and person being greeted) can authentically experience God.