Friday, January 12, 2018

The God Who Stoops

There is something about a dignified adult stooping down to speak with a little child that brings a smile to our faces. It’s a powerful gesture that sends the message to the child, “You’re important to me, so important that I am willing to get down to your level so that we can have a conversation.”

When you think about the events of this past Christmas season, wasn’t it really all about God stooping, getting down to our level so that he could not only communicate with us, but above all to do something about the unbreakable grip evil and death has on us?

The act of stooping demonstrates an attitude of commitment and concern. Is that what you think of when you consider Jesus? Do you see the all-powerful Son of God putting aside everything that has to do with being God and coming down to our level in the greatest rescue mission in history? Do you let his commitment to you be the foundation of how you see yourself in this world? Do you remind yourself often that God considers you so important, he was willing to stoop for you?

This Sunday we’re going to be studying Jesus’ baptism and temptation in the wilderness. These are the first events of his three-year ministry. And both portray our God who is willing to get down to our level, get dirty in the brokenness of our world so that we might have hope that no one or nothing can ever take away.

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.