We Prepare for Guests / Christmas 2006

“So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” Luke 2:4-7, The Bible (New International Version)

“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:10-14 The Bible (NIV)

Jesus said, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23 The Bible (NIV)<BR><BR>Jesus said, “Here I AM! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20 The Bible (NIV)

“Do not forget to entertain straingers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2 The Bible (NIV)

“Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.” I Peter 4:9 The Bible (NIV)

“Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13b The Bible (NIV)

“As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15 The Bible (NIV)

The very first Guest we welcomed into our home is actually the real Owner and Master of this house: God Himself. As we seek to create a place where God would feel at home, we trust that other guests will experience the serenity and peace that comes when God’s presence fills and satisfies those who seek after Him with all their hearts.

Joanna and Bill Loucky-Ramsey, Innkeepers

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