As I mentioned in yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, Banwell Community Church (BCC) has begun a new church group. For singles.
Does this mean that every single person who participates with the group needs to worship there? Absolutely not. It is not a requirement.
Of course, by hosting the group and allowing participants to use the church facilities, some people may be encouraged and decide to worship, there.
It was a couple of weeks ago, when I first found out about the new group. My Tim Horton's (Timmy's) friend Y sent an e-mail out to all who attend Timmy's.
And, she called me. Not just to let me know about the group, but also to invite me to attend a karaoke evening that had been scheduled for Thursday, November 29th.
In fact, Y offered me a ride if I wanted to join in the fun for the evening. Since this was at a time when I was not yet driving, I took her up on the offer.
Y picked me up. In her car, my friends L and M, were also there. So, the four (4) of us headed off to the Canadian Anglo Club of Windsor, on Lauzon Rd.
We joined some others at a table, where they were already having a good time. More people arrived and the group expanded, somewhat.
This was my first evening out in several months.
I must say that it did my heart good. Not just to be able to get up and sing, but mostly due to being able to have something to do. Something to fill some time with, rather than being at home alone, looking at the same four (4) walls, day in and day out.
We laughed and had a good time. At least, it seemed that way to me! For sure, I had a good time. And, truly felt blessed, being with friends. Yes, I knew most of the people in attendance.
Having a good time, is great. But, God also allows us to have not-so-good times.
'Good and not-so-good' times made me reflect upon God's Word, once again. Normally, I use King James Version (KJV) when I quote Bible verses. But, today, I felt the New International Version's (NIV) quote seemed more representative or clearer about what I wanted to say.
God told us in Ecclesiastes 7:14, "When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future."
It may not be easy to be happy in the not-so-good times we experience in life. But, we must be happy in all things.
I praise God for His Word. And, I thank Him for giving it to us. We may not know what our future holds, but we know who holds our future!
If you're not regularly reading your Bible, I would suggest you do so. You'll be surprised what you discover.
Hey! You can join me! I read through the entire Bible, every year. January 1st, 2013, I will begin reading Genesis 1, once again!
In the meantime, read the book of John. Then, once done, read Acts and Romans. Romans is my favourite. Enjoy! May God bless you!
Until next time...
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