Saturday, April 27, 2013

X is for Xenial

First Writes is participating in the 2013 April A to Z Blogging Challenge.
This year our theme is "Attributes of God from A to Z".
Join us each day as we explore
the characteristics of our awesome God!

“So now we can rejoice in our

wonderful new relationship with God –

all because of what our Lord Jesus Christ

has done for us in making us
friends of God.”
Romans 5:11

Xenial means friendly and hospitable. In friendship and hospitality, God reached out to us, even calling us “friends”. Surveys show we desire the following ten traits in a friend. Scriptures confirm that God embodies each one:

Trustworthy: ”Whatever God promises, he does;” Numbers 23:19
Honest: “God does not lie;” 1 Samuel 15:29
Attentive: “I cry aloud to God and he hears me.” Psalm 77:1
Caring: “God cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
Faithful: “God is faithful and true.” Deuteronomy 32:4
Giving: “God gives generously and graciously.” James 1:5
Forgiving: “God will forgive us.” 1 John 1:9
Encouraging: “God, who encourages, encouraged us.” 2 Corinthians 7:6
Patient: “God is kind and merciful; he is patient and keeps his promise;” Joel 2:13
Accepting: “God has accepted you.” Romans 15:7

What more xenial friend could we find?

©2013 Pamela D. Williams


  1. That's a great word to describe God! Another great X word attribute is xenophilic.

  2. I used Xenial for my X word too! Mine was a goofy post, yours is more significant. :-) I'm just catching up with other blogs, as my dad has been ill. So, I'm behind a bit - but am happy to have found this blog. :-)
    from The Dugout