“Greet you one another with a kiss of love. Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus.” I Peter 5:14

Smiling faces saying hello, acknowledging you chose to spend your time there. At the Wal-Mart door, I look for Shelby. At the church house door, brotherly love shakes your hand; and it feels sort of empty when I get there too late to be greeted. A smiling host at the door of your favorite restaurant guides you to your seat. And the best – the warm embrace of a toddler so eager to enlist you to “play toys”.  A purring cat or a bouncing ball of furbaby, all saying, “yay! you’re home!” And God’s greeters at the driveway – swaying, waving or standing at attention – with color and fragrance all in a row. Letting me know God’s grace still permeates the weediness of the world. Bless the flowers, bless the greeters.

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11)