The month of January 2024 has about ended, and we look forward to February. We have already experienced snow, ice and bitter cold! It is raining cats and dogs at the moment. The kids have already missed a couple of days of school. Probably not too many people would object to Spring getting here a little early. The month of February starts off with Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day and ends with a Leap Day on the 29th. If your birthday or anniversary is February 29th this is your year to celebrate!
We at OGBC welcome each of you to join us on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights this month. We are starting a study on John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” on Wednesday nights that has been very enjoyable, and we would love to see you there.
Normally when I think of February it reminds me of Valentine’s Day and love. We are to celebrate love and we have many verses in the Bible that speak about love that we are to show towards God and others and most importantly the love, grace and mercy that God shows to us each day.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.1 John 4:7 (ESV)
In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.1 John 4:9-10 (ESV)
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13 (ESV)
Some notable events that happened during a Leap year:
Rome burned (64), and the Titanic sank (1912), The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts (1620), Benjamin Franklin proved that lightning is electricity (1752) and gold was discovered in California in (1848).
But with it being a Leap year we have an extra day this year to do something with. So, what are you going to do with your extra day? Use it on a vacation, work, school or just sit around the house. Maybe share Christ with someone. Some may not even think about having an extra Thursday this year. Just think this year we have an extra day that God can show us his love, grace and mercy. No matter what we do we need to continue to thank God for this day and every day that we have.
I’m reminded of scripture that reminds us of our days that we have here in this life. I pray that each of you have a great month and look forward to seeing you at church. Please do not hesitate to let Bro Adam, Bro Tony, Bro Mark or I know if you need anything.
So teach us to number our daysPsalm 90:12
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,Psalm 23:6
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.Ephesians 5:15-16
For “Whoever desires to love life1 Peter 3:10-11
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.”
My son, do not forget my teaching,Proverbs 3:1-2
but let your heart keep my commandments,
for length of days and years of life
and peace they will add to you.
Love in Christ,