As an introvert, I admit I’m happy some of my events are cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, even though I hate that’s the reason.
It’s just that I love being at home.
But one event in particular that I do NOT want to be cancelled is A Night of Harmony with Bob Goff in a town near me in late April.
Words of Love from Bob
If you’ve ever listened to Bob Goff in person or a podcast, or read through his books, you already know what a treasure he is. We especially need his enthusiasm, optimism, and faith in this time of fear.
But in any season, his words ring true and bring hope.
Listen to these quotes from his new 365-day devotion, Live in Grace, Walk in Love:
“Make your life about people and you won’t regret it.”
“It’s so much easier to love people with our intentions than to love them in real life.”
“We forget Jesus didn’t ask us to have all the answers. He also doesn’t need us to be the hall monitors of other people’s conduct. He had a few strong words for the people who appointed themselves as protectors of truth. Jesus simply asked us to follow Him, not to monitor who everyone else is.”
“Love isn’t something we do, like a job. It’s someone we become, like Jesus.“
“Loving God started to make more sense when I realized loving a God I couldn’t see was a lot like loving the people He made and put all around me.”
Plan to Love
My husband Jeff and I heard Bob Goff in person a year ago, also at A Night of Harmony. He radiated love and joy the second he walked out on the stage to speak. And that love and joy stuck with us for a long time afterwards.
I hope we don’t have to miss the opportunity to repeat that experience this year.
But even if the event gets canceled (it seems likely) and I can’t hear Bob Goff in person, I’m grateful to be reading Bob Goff’s words every day this year. Live in Grace, Walk in Love is a beautiful testament to what God wants each of us to do, wherever we are, whenever it is:
Commit to love. That is the best plan.
What events have you had cancelled in this time of coronavirus? Please share your thoughts in the comments.
My thanks to Net Galley and Nelson Books
for the review copy of this book
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