Friday, November 17, 2017

Where Are You Going?

“Where are you going?” Seems like such a simple question. We ask it all the time. But that simple question takes on a much greater significance if it is made in reference to one’s journey in life. In that context, it asks, “What’s your life all about? What is your purpose and goal?” It’s easy to get so distracted with all that goes on each day that we just shove these kinds of questions under the carpet of our minds. And if we are not experiencing any great problem at the moment, we might even find it more convenient to leave such deep things for another time.

But tragedy, suffering, pain and death have a way of ripping off the mask of complacency. To be able to work through our difficulties we need solid, trustworthy answers to the question, “Where am I going in my life?”

If there was a person who knew what his life was all about, it was the Apostle Paul. Convinced that Jesus Christ rose from the dead in his mission to win forgiveness of sins for all people, Paul dedicated his life to serving Christ with everything he had. His words continue to inspire us today:

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)

If you feel like the direction of your life looks more like a rudderless sailboat on a stormy sea than a direct bee line to the God who made you, join us for one of our weekend services. The third chapter of Paul’s letter to his Philippian Christian friends has plenty of joyful answers for the journey.

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.