February. Valentine’s Day. Love. Here are some actual thoughts from kids about love.
“Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck.” — Ricky, age 10
“Be a good kisser. It might make your wife forget that you never take out the trash.” — Dave, age 8
“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them!” — Anita, age 9
“Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good too.” — Greg, age 8
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” — Rebecca, age 8
(quotes taken from kubik.org and 1000notes.com)
I think that last girl isn’t far off. What does the Bible say love is?
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” (1 John 3:16).
Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins so that we could be forgiven and spend eternity with him. There are still people who have never heard about Him and don’t know how they can know Him.
When you give of your time and your money to pray for us and give towards our ministry, we know that it is a sacrifice of love. Thank you for loving unreached people and following Jesus’ example of loving.
Till all know,
Matt, Karissa, Ty, and Wyck Long
(enroute to be tribal church planters in PNG)
– That our boys will sleep well when we travel to a supporting church in Iowa this month
– That we would trust God and not be stressed as we work on various things to prepare for moving to Papua New Guinea
– We have a new nephew! His name is Moses, and he was born this week.
– God continues to provide more people to share with about our ministry
– We are 70% funded!