Friday, September 28, 2018

Just When You Least Expect

Everything seems to be a combination of darkness and confusion. In a mixed state of frustration and despair you throw up your hands and wonder out loud, “What am I going to do?” But then, when you least expect it, help comes. Not only is that help unexpected, it comes through the most unlikely people in the most improbable ways. There is no rational explanation to be found. Some call it luck, others a happy coincidence, while Christians say it’s a God thing.

People have written books on the subject of God’s mysterious ways of helping human beings. They contain all sorts of interesting explanations and insights, but there is one fundamental lesson to hold on to in these strange ways God works and that is, he does come to the rescue.

This past week you’ve been reading through the short book of Ruth. It takes place in the middle of the darkest time in Israel’s Old Testament history – the period of the Judges. But in the midst of this spiritual wasteland, God uses an unsuspecting young woman from Moab to demonstrate his powerful helping love. It’s a story one could easily pass by in the grand narrative of the Bible, but don’t do that. Spend time in the book of Ruth because God so often works in similar ways today – through quiet yet faithful people.

If the way seems dark to you at this point of your life, why not spend some time with us this weekend as we study the story of Ruth? It might just open your eyes to the light you’ve been looking for.

* If you would like to participate in the Story Bible series but have not yet received your copy of the Story Bible, please respond to this e-mail and we’ll get one out to you.

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.