Friday, October 13, 2017

The Call to the Important Life

I sleep in late
Another day
Oh what a wonder
Oh what a waste.
It’s a Monday
It’s so mundane
Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener

Courtney Barnett, at the young age of 29, bluntly describes the way some people feel about life – it’s a waste. Each new day is only reason to sleep in because life has nothing to offer other than a boring, mind-numbing routine. It seems odd that at a time in history with so many opportunities to explore pursuits people never dreamed of even 100 years ago, many see life as nothing more than the same old, same old.

A man named Martin Luther lived in a period of history that many would regard as absolutely depressing due to the overwhelming amount of repetitious manual labor which was required just to stay alive. But there was a fire in Luther that burned within him, a fire that wanted to know God and what life was all about. When Luther came to understand who the God of the Bible is and what he has done for us, his daily life began to make sense. And what a revolution he started. Instead of seeing his life as “just another brick in the wall” of meaningless human history, Luther experienced human life as an extension of God’s working in the world. Regardless of a person’s situation, being connected to Jesus Christ, means their life is connected with the eternal.

Whether it’s Monday or Friday, there is no such thing as a mundane day. Every day for a follower of Jesus Christ is the opportunity to change forever. If you find yourself wanting to sleep in a little too much because you don’t feel your life has importance, join us for one of our weekend services. Accept the call to the important life!

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.