We are created to love. To love the rest of God's creation. To love the unlovable. To love our enemies. To love one another. But things get in the way. We get busy, we become a bit self-centered, we find loving others to be too hard sometimes. But it is what we were created to be and to do. And just like that little Dachshund, we will find our greatest joy when we are doing what we are designed to do.
God, who loves us far beyond our deserving, we thank you for your grace and mercy in those times we fail to be what you want us to be. We thank you for showing us what it means to live a life of love. We thank you for those who love us, and for those we can love. Today we also lift up to you all those struggling with weather issues. Some are in desperate need for moisture, others are trying to dig out from tons of snow, and still others are without power from ice. It's been a tough winter, but we know spring will come, and whatever comes our way we know that you are with us.