The Heart of God
How do you decide what you are going to get your loved ones for Christmas? Chances are it's based on some list they've created or something they've been dropping hints about for weeks and months. For me, ever since I was a child, I've always looked for the perfect gift that best communicates my heart toward the individual. This meant that I often ignored "the finer things" in favor of something that took time and effort to create. It's great when the person receives it, gets your heart, and reacts with a smile or even tears of joy, but painful when they can't see what you were trying to communicate with your gift. This week at Friendship, we're going to talk about "The Heart of God", especially towards the lost, backslidden, and confused. God gave us all the best Christmas gift we could ever imagine - the gift of His one and only Son. Yet, so often due to our own sinfulness or the words and actions of others, we misunderstand our Father and miss the point of His gift. Join us this Christmas weekend, and bring a friend who maybe has walked away from the Father, so that we can all understand His heart for us and His open arms in welcoming us back.