Everyone who has pets believes their pets, really care about them - but that's not always or necessarily true. Susan Mattice was a woman who lived in Utah who believed that her two dogs really loved her and cared about her. She heard that someone can tell how much their pets care about them by seeing how they react to helping them when they (the human being) are in some kind of trouble. So one day she decided to put her dogs to a test. She was eating pizza in her living room when all of a sudden she clutched her chest and fell over, acting like she was having a heart attack. Through her half-closed eyes, she watched her dogs to see how they would respond. They looked at her, then looked at one another; and then they both made a dash for the pizza. Hopefully your pets (if you have pets) care more about you than Susan Mattice's dogs cared about her.
The point of the above illustration is to remind us that if dogs or human beings really care about others - they will do what they can to help them. And if we really care about the emotional and spiritual needs and eternal destiny of our Friends, Relatives, Associates and Neighbors, we will do everything we can to get them to come with us to our Easter Weekend services. Because in our Good Friday and Easter Weekend services at Celebration the people we bring with us will be welcomed and encouraged, and they will receive the opportunity to connect with Jesus - the One who can transform their lives, circumstances and relationships.