Manager’s Memo 12-27-21
There are 3 things you can count on in the coming year. They are NOT new years resolutions you can make or something you can buy. As Paul closes his first letter to the Corinthians, he reminds them that all the gifts they’ve received are worthless without the wrapping of love. He reminds them what love is and what love is not; reminds them even on their best days, they were childish, because they see in part, they only know in part. Then Paul reminds them, and us, that only three things will abide; faith, hope, love.
By any measure, 2021 was an eventful year. For me I became a mom of an 8 year old boy named Ethan, suddenly entering the mysterious land of management while trying to hold it all together, much like you. No amount of prayer, Bible study or church attendance takes the place of exercising love towards God, yourself and your neighbor. This will include honest and hard conversations, standing boldly for what you believe despite the pressure from the majority, or knowing when you’ve said enough and it’s time to listen. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but it sure felt like the pace of news, politics, events, and happenings has never been faster. It feels like this world is spinning out of control sometimes. But scripture reminds me, He is on the throne. He is not surprised or outpaced by events on this blue marble spinning in a vast universe. And three things will abide forever. The faith we can have in Him. The hope we have in His loving kindness for us and His promise to take us home to live with Him forever. And finally, the greatest, His love for us as evidenced in His son Jesus, as well as our love for each other, so the world may know we are His disciples.
As we begin a new year, thank you for helping us share the things that matter the most and will abide forever on our journey together; faith, hope and love.
For 88.3 The Journey, I’m General Manager Danae Songy. Happy New Year.
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