Friday, April 13, 2018

When the Blinders Come Off

It is a very frustrating experience to not get a joke which cracks up everybody else. Or to have someone explain three times how to do something on our computer and still not know what they are talking about. It’s as though something has taken hold of our minds and we are locked in a prison of ignorance. On the other hand, what a tremendous feeling it is to finally get something we have struggled to understand. That’s when we have the “aha” moment. It seems as though the mental blinders have come off and we can see everything clearly.

The first Easter Sunday two of Jesus’ disciples were on their way from Jerusalem to a village about 8 miles away. As they walked, they discussed what had happened the previous few days. It was a heated discussion. They weren’t angry with each other, but neither of the two could make any sense out Jesus of Nazareth being crucified. It seemed like such a senseless tragedy.

You probably know how the story ends. If you don’t, check out Luke 24:13-35. It’s a great example of Jesus opening peoples’ eyes to who he is and what he means to us. Everyone of us struggles with spiritual blinders. We may understand Jesus’ rising from the dead better than those first disciples did walking down the road 2000 years ago, but there are things God is doing in our lives that we question or doubt. We just can’t seem to understand what he is doing and it is a barrier in our relationship with him.

If you feel you are not seeing Jesus as clearly as you think you could, join us for one of our weekend services. Let him take the “blinders” off.

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.