Friday, December 1, 2017

God Has a Face

The man shook his head. There were just too many obstacles for him to overcome his disbelief. With a tired voice he sighed,

“If I could just talk to God, face to face, that would be enough. That would clear up my doubts. Just five minutes alone with him. Is it too much to ask?”

Christmas is upon us once again. A time of year that is filled not only with activities but also expectation and excitement. It just seems that we all have a little more hope about life during this time. And that is no unfounded hope for the simple message of Christmas is the answer to the man’s request in the opening paragraph and also the foundation for the hope that life can be better. In the opening chapter of his history of Jesus’ life, John makes this astounding claim:

"So the Word (Jesus) became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son." John 1:14

Since the beginning of time people have wondered what God is like. On the first Christmas God took the initiative to reveal himself to humanity in the most specific way possible – he came to live on this earth as one of us. Now God has a face. And what a face it is! This Sunday, as we begin our Advent celebrations, we are going to study various events in Jesus life which powerfully describe the face of God. A person can’t see God and ever be the same. Join us for one of our weekend worship services.

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.