The oldest was 95; the youngest 25. A 70-year span (one whole lifetime) of 100 ladies gathered together on the evening of May 16, 2016, for the Women’s Ministries Annual Spring Fling event. The decorations in the room took us back to the 1970’s; the theme: “GOD’S LOVE, IT’S A GROOVY THING.”
Our speaker, Angela Sanders, shared what she had been learning about GOD’s love for us as believers vs unbelievers. GOD loves everyone (ALL people—believers and unbelievers alike) and wants all to come to repentance (John 3:16 and 2 Peter 3:9). This is the universal love of AGAPE—unconditional. But the love God showers on to His own children is intentional. It is an embracing love of passion and fierceness. This is PHILEO love. Because GOD loves us as believers with this very personal attachment, He desires for us to return His love as part of our relationship with Him (John 14:21,23 and John 16:27). He also desires that we love others with this same purposeful spirit (John 13:34-35 and John 15:12-13).
Angela clearly presented the GOSPEL, and at least one lady in our audience was called by GOD to be His own that very evening! PRAISE HIM! For more information on Angela, please visit www.angelasanderswrites.com and www.wordslingersok.com to read her blog posts.
The Women’s Ministries Council had been praying that the women who needed or wanted to be there would come. GOD certainly cleared the way for those in our prayers. He also abated the rain storms and had the THUNDER play late that evening so that no one missed the highlights of our winning OKC basketball team!
The food and fellowship were wonderful, and GOD was glorified in our midst!