A Few of My Favorite Things . . .
Well, here we are ladies, diving headfirst into February 2014! Of course when I think of all the things I like about February, Valentine’s Day just happens to be “number one” on my “top ten” list. Now if I were to list my top 10 favorite things in the world, chocolate would certainly make the list…so, just throwing this out there…Valentines and chocolate are two of my favorite things!
Recently, a dear friend of mine visited Belgium, and upon returning brought me a treasured gift...Belgium chocolate! Now, I must tell you there is no treat that I love more than chocolate, and this was no ordinary chocolate. This was Belgium chocolate. As I closed my eyes and savored the last creamy "dream" bite, I realized that our time together was short. No matter how I tried to hang on to that luscious morsel, it melted away, leaving me somewhat sad and despondent...possibly due to bottoming out from the sugar rush!
As I sit here now, reading my Bible, having recovered from my episode of chocolate separation anxiety, I have to laugh out loud. Finally, something sweeter than chocolate! Something I can savor for...oh, say...like the REST of my life! "What is this amazing discovery?" you ask. The secret has been out for a long, long time. It is God's gift to us...living, breathing, life-giving...the Bible!
"Heaven and earth (like chocolate) will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away." - Matt 24:35. "It is written, man shall not live by bread (or chocolate) alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." - Matt 4:4.
What are you waiting for?..."Taste and see that the Lord is good." - Psalm 34:8 NKJ.
Now, guess what my number 1, most favorite thing in the world is…You got it!!!...Pass me the Bible please! And yes, it’s okay to have seconds and thirds and…and…
Contributed by Rene Reilly, ProvenWay Austin Director