Kathy’s February Message

In February, our thoughts and minds think of Valentine’s Day. What does this mean for you?

God’s love is for you. HE shows us this unconditionally, abundantly and with only the fullness that HE can when we first decide to follow HIM. It is a ridiculous kind of love that only a Father can show for HIS children. We see this kind of love the first time we glimpse an ultrasound with a parent. The wonder, awe and the beginning of this lifelong wonder when we allow HIM to open that door with us. Or when we share the message of Jesus Christ with clients/patients and pray with them.

God’s love is for sharing. It is like the gift that keeps on giving. Once you open the door to what love is and begin to share it with others, you really begin to understand what love is all about. HIS love is abundant and never ending. HE wants only the best for us. Once you understand that, you want to share it with others.

God’s love is for action. Love in action is really quite incredible to witness. I get to see it daily. The woman and man entering one of our facilities, uncertain what his/her future may hold as they encounter an unplanned pregnancy. Seeing tears dried and a glimmer of hope on his/her face as they begin to feel God’s love through this ministry we GET to do. God’s love in action is abundantly apparent in each area of The Pregnancy and Parenting Center.

The many staff and volunteers know what I’m talking about, “love in action.” Being part of the journey when that first visit happens and that relationship begins. The stories of hope, redemption and trust that come when our patients and clients realize they are not alone. That is love in action.

Now, with the opening of an Eva in New Philadelphia, we continue to extend the hope that love is for you, sharing and full of action. Join us as we launch this in the Tuscarawas community on March 11, with an Open House from 11:00-1:00.

Mark 12:30-31 “And you must love the Lord your God with all of you heart, all of your mind, all of your strength, and all of your soul. The second is equally important.  Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” 

With love, Kathy Specht