Words From Our Director
I am writing this on a Friday. Fridays are the fresh donut day at the office. Y’all are welcome to drop in anytime and have a donut and cup of coffee with us. I always get an extra one or two - HOPING somebody will drop by! On that sweet note, men do not forget Valentine’s Day is February 14th! That is the time to buy that wife, daughter, or granddaughter (for those of you who have a granddaughter) some candy or flowers. I have 2 cousins with granddaughters and I have a great-niece. I always try to get them something. Some women like roses but these small girls like balloons! The balloons carry the same sentiment. Yes, don’t forget to show your special lady your love!
Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” We try in our feeble way to show our bride our love, especially at Valentine’s Day or on a special occasion. At Joseph’s birth, I brought a dozen long stemmed roses to the hospital with a card that said, “I love both of you!”
Despite all our feeble attempts to show our love, aren’t you glad that Jesus said, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13) Paul said in Ephesians 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” Christ commands His love to us and on Valentine’s Day let’s show our bride our love. Christ has already showed us His love for His bride!
To all you preachers and pastors - Mike Gold’s works now with the Gideons in our area. Mike was once a lost 12 year old boy sitting in a little mountain church in Watauga County. On that December morning Mike said Sherrill Wellborn took the pulpit and preached Jesus so sweet that he said, “That Jesus was someone I had to know!” That December morning years ago Mike walked down the aisle to meet Jesus by grace through faith. Pastors, it doesn’t matter your topic, how perfect your outline is, nor if every point is alliterated. If during your message you fail to preach Christ and His love so plain that a child could understand, you have badly missed the mark!
Happy Valentine’s Day!