"Preach the gospel at all times, if necessary use words." - St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, February 03, 2005

What Two Countries are Connected With the Rainbow Bridge?

Maybe my social expectations are not that high, but as a single guy living in a southern suburb of Atlanta, I have never found myself bored for something to do. Case in point, every Thursday night, a quite eclectic group from our church meets for Trivia Night at one of the local restaurants. We don't play for money, but for coupons toward future meals. Our numbers vary each week as we compete with other teams for the top three places. We are known as the "God Squad" because we want to be known for our faith in God.....not that it gives us any advantage in trivia questions, but as a witnessing tool. And believe it or not, folks know who we are and will at times ask us about our name, our church and sometimes ask for prayer in their families or friends.

From week to week our team may range from teenagers to older adults (that would be me) and all ages in between. Single adults, married adults, students and assorted friends come together for an evening of fun and fellowship. And, at the same time, we are sharing our faith system in our name. As the host periodically calls out the standings during the evening, it is quite nice to hear "The God Squad" intermingled among the other names, some of which represent lifestyles that would give most of us nightmares.

So, two birds with one stone.... an evening of fun with friends of all ages, marital statuses and walks of life, but we are bonded by God's Love. Plus, we are giving a witness in a restaurant among people that may have never encountered a God Squad before. So, folks, look for opportunities to share your faith. It may be a team trivia night at a local restaurant, a smile for a harried checkout clerk at the grocery store, an extra dollar for a waiter or waitress when they've been having a bad night with other patrons, helping an elderly person or a physically challenged person with some task, there are opportunities all around. We just have to watch for them.

Oh, and do you know the answer to the question in the title? We lost that one tonight and it kept us out of second place. No fair looking it up, we can't do that so you can't either.

Be God's,

(Canada and the United States)


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