Thursday, February 17, 2011

Valentine's Day

Chris, Naty, and Wendy working on cards with Alfonsina's help
John 15:12-15 "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."  

At Puebla Christian School, I have been spending class time during the days around Valentine's Day to try to express to the students what love really is.  So many times they have the idea that love is an emotion or a mood.  How many passages in the Bible refer to true love!  My prayer is that the students will learn that love isn't what Hollywood normally presents.

In the same way, Abraham preached on Sunday at Dios es Amor about God's love as shown in the book of Hosea.  The love story there is an awkward one.  How many people would want to accept God's command to marry a prostitute?  Hosea did, and through his obedience and the message he gave to Israel, a clear picture of God's unconditional love (which includes discipline!) is painted.

Abraham also spoke about Hosea to the children in Huejotzingo.  He emphasized Hosea's love for his straying wife which represents God's love for his people Israel and also His love for us.  

We have heard that in Huejotzingo there is a plague of prostitution, including of children.  Please pray that this darkness will end and freedom will come to the people there.

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