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O’Brian Opines • February 2, 2008
Pastor Rich O'Brian

Dear Reader,

As you know this is the “Love Month.” You see it all over the media. Valentines grace television, newspaper and magazine ads. Of course, the intent of the advertisers is to get you and me to buy romantically oriented products, from cards to candy to flowers to Teddy Bears.

Of course, “love” is the topic because Valentines Day falls on February 14th. But what happens on February 15th and thereafter? That’s easy to answer. Easter advertisements are prominently displayed. And advertisers try to get us to buy everything from cards to candy (chocolate bunnies, of course) to flowers.

Love is gone; Bunnies have arrived!

But not so fast. Not so when it comes to God’s love. You see, God’s love and Easter are forever linked together. And God’s love is promoted in His advertisement folio called The Bible.

And here’s more good news. There’s nothing to buy. The price was paid by God’s Son when He went to the cross.

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave His Son, His one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in Him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. John 3:16 (The Message)

Rich O’Brian, Pastor