There’s a certain kind of magic that envelops our family when we gather around the table for game night. Trivial Pursuit is our game of choice, and it’s been that way since the children were little. We’ve always played in teams, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to win. Amidst the clinking of plates and the laughter that leaves us breathless, we’ve unknowingly discovered a powerful lesson in love.
You see, when we’re united as a team, patience and kindness flow naturally. There’s no room for jealousy or envy when a teammate scores a point, and we’re never angry when they miss one. Sure, we might tease our opponents in a lighthearted manner, but for those on our team, we offer encouragement, cheer, and share in their triumphs. Hand in hand, we strive for the prize.
Now, picture the world as one giant game of Trivial Pursuit, where all of us are on the same team. If we could recognize our true enemy – the one that seeks to shatter marriages, dismantle friendships, crumble churches, and disrupt the harmony of our homes – we would be unstoppable. We could set aside our pride, pick up our cross, and unite against this common foe.
Imagine a world where we choose to strive for the prize together, casting aside petty quarrels and jealousy. A world where we spur each other on, trading anger for grace, and extending our love.
What an extraordinary team we would be if we could simply embrace love the way God intended. Together, we could cultivate a garden of kindness and compassion that blooms brilliantly, spreading warmth and inspiration to every corner of our lives.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. – Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)
You are loved by an almighty God,
The Time-Warp Wife
Thank you to my dear friend Karissa Skubovius for her awesome review of my journal, “52 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman.”