You may notice recently I have a little dirt on my face. I did take a shower; I did wash my face after breakfast. So what is it, you ask? Last month you may have noticed an increase in the prevalence of the color pink around — TV commercials, fundraising walks, even pink accessories for NFL football players — all in the name of women’s health. For the last several years, there has been an effort to increase awareness for men’s health. This effort has found a home in November and takes various names but all with the same purpose: to let your facial hair grow. Some call it Moustache November (Mo-vember), Bro-vember, and even the ladies who want to get in on the act are calling it No Shave November — all for the sake of encouraging men to get their check-ups and take care of their God given bodies. We are under a curse. Our bodies will not last forever and we only get one, so let’s take the best care of it we can. All month long when you see my face (and poor growing facial hair!), you will be reminded to make that appointment. When you do, thank my bride, Alicia, for the sacrifice she is making this month for the sake of men’s health everywhere!
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds…” Hebrews 10:24
His servant and yours,
Pastor Erik Gauss