A couple of weeks ago, I had an exciting experience. As I have mentioned before, I am a licensed minister. Part of that calling for me is that I get to do lots of weddings. It has averaged out to roughly 35 weddings a year for the last 5 years. 2018 is starting to look promising as well!
Sometimes people just do an internet search for a wedding officiant. They would be taken to my website, www.timsorbo.com
Or, I will get recommended by the venue, photographer, or even the DJ.
Almost always, I will get an email from the bride (grooms make the initial contact about 10% of the time). And so the process begins.
So, when I received an email from Christian Visholm (one of the 10% grooms), I was not surprised. Until I read that he was from Denmark.
Denmark…as in Europe! Here is a link to catch the short news story about it.
Couple from Denmark flies thousands of miles to marry at Lambeau Field.
It was a truly great experience that will be a fun story to tell for many years!
Last week, I was on the road that goes right by Lambeau Field. There was a city bus in the lane next to me. The entire side was a huge graphic with this short slogan;
Many Hearts. One Passion.
The graphic was something relating to the Green Bay Packers.
This town, Green Bay, really loves their Packers. To say that there are Packer things everywhere is not an exaggeration.
The Word – passion
The Worth – There is a verse in the bible that could truly be the entire summation of God’s Word in just one sentence. John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world that He gave is one and only son and that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” My paraphrase. Underline is mine also.
Again, people in Green Bay, Denmark, or anywhere else on this earth, love their football team.
They are passionate about it.
But God so loved the world. To me, that describes passion more than anything else.
He gave us the gift of His son.
Pause and meditate on that gift.
Dwell on that love for a moment.
Think about what He did for you. Wow!
The Work – As with most truth statements in the bible, there has to be action involved. It is one thing to hear it but another thing to act on it.
Your desire will drive your decision.
Your craving will create your choice.
Your pursuit will prove your passion.
My dad always told me that “there is always enough time to do what you want to do.”
What is my passion? What’s yours? And what is going to be done about it?