MWI President

Be Mine!


“No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others, isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle, doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, trusts God always, always looks for the best, never looks back, but keeps going to the end.”1 Corinthians 13:3-10.   
Since the beginning of the year, we have been bombarded by advertising for Valentine’s Day. In all the hype the advertisers are trying to convince us that the retail trade has the answer to love. It’s simply a matter of purchasing the right card or gift to express our feelings.  Love cannot be expressed by buying a gift no matter how costly or needed it might be. As the Beatles song says, “You can’t buy me love…” but love is clearly expressed by our gestures.  The simple gestures we make are so subtle they can be missed. What gestures of love have my family and friends shown me? Meeting me at the airport after a long haul flight. A simple text or phone call to see if I arrived home safely. An offer of a lift somewhere. A hug on  meeting. Love is not instantaneous it grows from a long-time friendship. We should take time to both give and receive love. 
 I don’t know about you, but I can’t help thinking of God’s greatest act of love towards us, at this time of the year. The act of His death on a cross and His resurrection.  The greatest gift you can give anyone is the gift of prayer.  Tell your friends that you will pray for them this month or even longer.  In Mark 12:30, God tells us to love Him. What gift could you give to God, the one who loves you most? Why not give God the same gift you can give to others, the gift of prayer. Why not make a regular date with God, and give Him this gift too. Mark 3:16, a verse we all know, tells us that God loves the whole world, but throughout the scriptures, His message of love is breathed into every word. Let me fill you with my love, joy, and peace, and remember that I am your best friend as well as your Heavenly Father.
If you think you will not receive a card or gift this Valentine’s Day, the truth is that it has already been sent to you.  It arrived by special delivery over 2,000 years ago by way of God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. His love is unconditional, and He longs to embrace you, and hold you close to His heart, as He softly whispers in your ear “Be Mine.” He longs to bring a special message of love to you and change all your days into Valentine’s Day, as you journey with Him.

Love and blessings.

Elizabeth.


February Engagements
3rd: Kilwarlin 
10th: Cairnshill, Belvoir
13th: Lay Ministry Committee Meeting

 

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