So Many Choices

There sure was a lot happening on February 2nd this year.

I am sure most who are reading this attended some sort of worship service.

But what about the special events that were celebrated in the US?

First there is Groundhog Day. It’s a silly holiday where we wait expectantly for a groundhog to come out of his hole. If he sees his shadow we are in for 6 more weeks of winter.

I live near Woodstock, IL where the movie Groundhog Day was filmed; so Groundhog Day is a pretty big deal around here.

Then of course there was the big game, ( aka Super Bowl). It is the championship game for the NFL (National Football League).

People go to Super Bowl parties for a variety of reasons. Many actually watch the game & cheer for their favorite team. But the rest fall into one of two categories; the commercial watchers or the snackers.

My husband & I had plans to divide & conquer. Or in other words the guys were going to watch the game at one house while my BFF & I watched chick-flicks at our house. Well our spouses were both under the weather so my BFF & I proceeded on our own. Not the typical way to “watch” the Super Bowl,; but I was watching something. So it still counts…right?

However, the highlight of my day was spending an hour at the McHenry County Jail. Mary, my partner for the day, prepared a wonderful message on what the Bible says about love. She stressed that love is a choice not a feeling. We talked about what love is & what it isn’t.

As it says in 1 Corinthians 13:

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

It was evident that this was the perfect message for the group of ladies in attendance.

We ended our time with our monthly communion service. Before we partook of the elements we talked about why we do communion & what the bread & the wine really mean.

I am convinced that God shows up each & every time that the McHenry County Helping Hands is there. It is such a pleasure to serve God with this amazing team of believers.