“David, has your brain be frozen?” you may be asking. “A Warm, Cold day? Yes, yesterday was both! The temperature outside was cold, 17 at Sunday School time; but there was a nice warm building and a warm spirit of worship here at First Christian. Although many churches in our area cancelled services, we pressed on. Our attendance was certainly down but those who were here had their hearts warmed by the love of God as we worshipped Him together. If you were among the many absent please know that we missed you and hope to see you back soon. BY THE WAY, due to the threat of bad weather the Spaghetti Dinner, planned for yesterday was postponed until March 5. Tickets for this youth fund-raiser are still available.
The pitter-patter of little paws is being heard around the parsonage this week as we dog-sit Wookie, Donny and Starr Guest’s maltese puppy! Mary and I have already had a great time playing with her. It is certainly a big responsibility but we are glad we could help. Aside from the fun of playing with her and watching her play with her many toys, we certainly know we need to take her outside to take care of business, feed her, brush her teeth, comb her hair, and clean up when accidents occur. But that all comes with being a pet owner – permanently or temporarily. Along that line, I was thinking, being a Christian brings with it many joys but also some responsibilities. There are many who want to accept the joys of the Christian life, such as the forgiveness of sins, the hope of eternal life, the presence of the Holy Spirit, the privilege of knowing the love of God, plus so much more. However, when it comes to attending worship, reaching out to others, being a servant, giving generously, and living daily for the Lord, well, many would just as soon forget these things. Let me encourage you to show your love for the Lord by not only accepting God’s blessings into your life but by fulfilling the work He has prepared for you to do. I hope to see you Sunday as we close out our special “Love Month” emphasis. Always remember that I love you and hope it shows in my words, actions, and attitude.
P.S. If you read this I would enjoy hearing from you!