A Blog Post by Roberta J. Egli
The Lord your God is in your midst….
He will create calm with his love;
he will rejoice over you with singing. ~Zephaniah 3:17 (CEB)
Ahhh…February has arrived…a month filled with hearts and love. How are you celebrating the season of love in your Messy Church this month? Lucy Moore, founder of Messy Church, encourages us to take a moment to notice where love is being shown in your Messy Church this month in the recent February Messy Church BRF newsletter:
Feel the love this month! While red hearts are everywhere for Valentine’s Day, take a moment to look round your Messy Church and notice how and where love is being shown. Thank God in the middle of the mess for those small actions, words, touches, smiles, objects and moments of generosity.
And take a moment to feel God’s love for you in all the busyness, to be reaffirmed as lovely and lovable just as you are. You’re not loved because you’re so busy; you’re loved because you’re you, and as Zephaniah says, ‘He will rejoice over you with singing.’ Listen to that song of delight this month. (Lucy Moore)
I give thanks for the love that I have seen expressed in brand new Messy Churches who have shared their pictures on their Facebook feed. I give thanks for the questions I receive at the monthly ‘what is Messy Church’ webinar from people exploring a new way to share God’s love with their neighbors. I give thanks for the conversations I have with our great team of regional coordinators who are committed to support local churches to start and sustain Messy Churches in their region. I give thanks for Robin Cannon, our communications lead who spreads the love of Messy Church through social media. I give thanks that the Messy Church USA Board of Directors will meet in person over President’s day weekend to celebrate how God has led us this past year and discern how God is leading us into the future.
Share your Story of Love on our Facebook Page
…I experience God’s calming love when…
…I share God’s love in Messy Church by…
…What I love about our Messy Church…
Where do you see God’s love being expressed in your Messy Church Planning team? In your Messy Church activities? In your Messy prayers? In your Messy Meal? We want to hear your stories and see your pictures. Share your story of love on our FB page.
Love and Blessings,