A Note from Pastor Dinger 2/17/2019

There once was a man with a crippling, terminal, neurological disease. His wife is pregnant with his unborn child that he may never live to see. So he writes a letter to his child.

"Your mother is very special. Few men know what it is like to receive appreciation for taking their wives out to dinner when it entails what it does for me. It means that she has to dress me, shave me, brush my teeth, comb my hair, wheel me out of the house and down the steps, open the garage and put me in the car, take the pedals off the chair, stand me up, sit me in the seat of the car, twist me around so that I am comfortable, fold the wheelchair, put it in the car, go around to the other side of the car, start it up, back it out, get out of the car, pull the garage door down, get back into the car, drive off to the restaurant. And then, it starts all over again.  We sit down to have dinner, and she feeds me throughout the entire meal. And when it's over she pays the bill, pushes the wheelchair out to the car again, and repeats the same routine. And when it's over, finished, with real warmth, she'll say, 'Honey, thank you for taking me out to dinner.' I never quite know what to answer . . ."

That’s like our relationship with God.  He has done it all for us and we have added nothing.  You and I receive and are overwhelmed by his amazing self-giving, sacrificial love.

 

Pastor Dinger