Friday, September 7, 2018


What do you think of when you hear the word “wasteland”? Probably images of vast stretches of arid land, tumbleweeds blowing randomly in the wind come to mind. To be wandering in a wasteland is to be lost, desperately lost in a forlorn wilderness with little hope of finding a way out.

Life has its wastelands. Periods in which we find ourselves wanting something or someone, certain that whatever it is we want, that will make us whole. Yet the harder we try to acquire what we desire, the more we sink into a sea of lostness, losing our reference points. We feel a distance, with other people, with God, even ourselves.

The Israelites of the Exodus left Egypt with such high hopes and spectacular dreams only to find themselves wandering in a wasteland of unsatisfying pleasure, envy and fear. It took 40 years to find their way out of this wasteland, but it was a necessary 40 years, a time of molding discipline which left an indelible mark on the succeeding generation.

Wastelands can spiritually kill us or be an opportunity for renewal and recommitment. Are you in a wasteland? Are you not sure of where your headed? Join us for one of our weekend services. The way out of the wasteland makes all the time spent there worth it.

* 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)

My photo
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.