love God. love people.
February 7, 2014
I have a snow blower that I think has more miles on it this winter than our vehicles! It broke down last week. With all the care of a brain surgeon, I removed one piece after another until I found the loose wire. With a foot of snow on the driveway, I nearly hugged my machine when it started up. I can’t remember a winter where I have valued a snow blower as much as this winter.
I heard a friend say recently, “People don’t throw away things they value.” No man would throw away his favorite baseball glove. Nobody would think of throwing away a new i-pad. Your favorite knife set, good china, or 56 inch LCD TV is not soon to hit the trash heap. Why not? It is because we value them. That same friend then asked, “Why do people throw away what should be the most important relationships we have?” Perhaps it is because somewhere down the line we quit valuing them.
Jesus said of all the things we could do today, just two really matter. Love God. Love people. As an act of our will, let’s choose to value God today. As an act of our will, let’s choose to value our family today. As an act of our will, let’s choose to value our friends today. As an act of our will, let’s choose to value every person we encounter. There are no throw away people and we certainly do not serve a throw away God.
Lead Pastor, Fair Haven Church