Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I'd like to say that the last few days have been extreme for me.
Extremely busy. Extreme physically. Emotionally extreme, as well.
I haven't yet told you why. But, today I will begin to.
Last Friday, December 2nd was a special day. Well, at least the evening was.
Every year, on the first (1st) Friday of December, my real estate board holds an event that many realtors attend.
In the past, it was called our Christmas dinner. Now, it's called our Gala.
Even though my health hasn't been the greatest over the past few years, I've attended each time this event occurred.
When I arrived last Friday, I was the last person to be seated at our table. To me, this was strange, because I'm usually the first (1st) person.
However, my realtor friend, L... and her boyfriend, D saved my seat, where I usually am seated. Believe me when I say I thanked them! Thank you, my friends!
If/when anyone arrives by 6:30 p.m., they can obtain some special things to eat and drink.
Line ups happen bigtime!
Especially, since there are food tables set up, for appetizers. There are so many types of foods that people enjoy, to me it's amazing. Plus, there is another thing available: wine.
Yes, I enjoyed what I had! So, did my friends and other realtors who attended.
Then about an hour later, the event truly begins. People are honoured. And, our meal begins to be brought to us, where we are seated.
Even though I only ate about a third (1/3rd) of what I've eaten in the past, I was truly full. In fact, I felt like I ate too much!
Since I am a widow, and don't have a relationship, I don't have anyone to dance with. So, once the music was playing and my friends were up dancing, I decided to go home.
On my way home, I reflected about how I felt attending the gala. The event that is no longer reflecting upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.
It seems that in this era, people are not supposed to look to our Lord. After all, Christmas is not being honoured, since we aren't supposed to even focus on the name of the time event.
Thinking of this was truly upsetting to me. It made me feel sad.
After all, Jesus... and God... are the same. Yet, people don't seem to want to honour Him.
Thinking of this made me think of John 10:27-31, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him."
His sheep hear His voice; he knows them, and they follow Him. He gives them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of His hand. God our Father, who gave us to Him, is greater than all; and, no man is able to pluck them out of His hand. Jesus and His Father, are one.
Yet, the Jews took up stones again to stone Jesus.
Our Lord, Jesus is so very important.
After all, He gives us eternal life. He saves us, so we can spend eternity with Him in Heaven, once our life here on earth ends.
As I've said in the past, to obtain this, all a person has to do is to trust in/believe upon our Lord, Jesus Christ... and they shall be saved (Acts 16:31).
For this, I am grateful. And, always will be, even though we live in a society that does not want to honour Jesus.
I'm not saying this about my fellow Christians. I'm referring about how our government and education, tells/teaches people that we need not and should not focus on Him.
For this, I will pray. I'll pray for those who have created the nature of this society. And, always will.
Hopefully, you will join me in prayer.
Until next time...
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