Friday, March 31, 2017

“It’s Not Fair!”

It seems we grow up hearing and saying those words: “It’s not fair!” The interesting thing is that while the people around us may not agree with our statement, no one ever objects and says, “Who cares about what is fair?” We seem to be born with this understanding that there is fair and unfair, right and wrong, justice and injustice. Why doesn’t anyone ask, “Where does our sense of justice come from?” It may be that the reason for not asking that question is it leads to the uncomfortable conclusion that if human justice is to mean anything, there has to be some kind of supernatural or divine justice.

This weekend at our worship services we’re going to be studying the sentencing of Jesus Christ to die on the cross. His execution was a travesty of human justice but the perfect fulfillment of divine justice.

Throughout history we see how human justice has swayed back and forth on the pendulum of either being too lenient or too harsh. But no one will ever seriously claim there was a time when we humans got justice perfectly right. It is in the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, however, that God gets justice right forever.

If you are sick of living in a “not fair” world, join us for one of our worship services this weekend!

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.