The stranger, who knocked on our door the other night, might well have been an angel. We knew there was a man coming to talk with us about mineral rights for our property. But his visit proved to be so much more.
The young man with a warm and winning smile, walked into our home and captured our hearts. Within minutes we were talking about Jesus. This man who is our brother with another mother.
He said it was a Divine Appointment. He was struggling with some issues about his life. He needed someone to talk with. So God sent him to our home, knowing that we too needed the kind of fellowship that followed.
Art might be a clone of Dave’s, except that he is young enough to be our son. They both have the same max extrovert life of the party, people loving, networking personality. They both have a lot of stories to tell. They both love to talk about missions.
Eyes glistening with tears, Art was sensitive and caring as he poured out his life story and then listened to ours. It seemed like we were welcoming a long lost brother home, when in reality we had just met. The meeting that should have lasted maybe 15 minutes lasted more than four hours.
When Art left that night, Dave and I both hoped we would see this brother again. We both felt his timely visit had been a special blessing from God.
Isn’t that the way it is, when you meet someone for the first time and discover you are from the same family! Brothers and sisters in Christ! Those born into God’s family through a relationship with Jesus Christ, often have an instant heart and mind connection, that brings a smile to your face and joy to your heart!
The next morning just before noon, there was another knock on our door! Art had forgotten to get Dave’s signature the night before. He ended up staying for lunch, not hesitating when we told him we were having marinated salad and southern jalapeno corn bread! After another two hours of food and fellowship, Art left for home, promising he would bring his wife and baby the next time he is in town.
Afterwards, Dave and I smiled. Had we just entertained an angel without knowing it? It sure felt like it. Our hearts had been warmed and encouraged by the visitor who turned out to be our brother. Yes, he is our brother with another mother, but we all have the same Heavenly Father!
For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. (Romans 8:29).
Behold, how pleasant and how good it is, when brothers dwell together in unity. (Psalm 133:1).
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.