Friday, December 20, 2019

If you were to sell the chemicals which make up your body, you’d get about $1.00!!! An article in Time magazine suggests that insurance companies have a $50,000 monetary value on human life. If you would sell the different organs of your body, you might be able to raise over $500,000. People who follow the utilitarian way of thinking say that if you are experiencing pleasure, your life is very valuable, but if you are experiencing pain, your life is negligible. None of the above information is very encouraging, is it?

We are coming to the close of the season of Advent, a time when Christians meditate not only on the first coming of Christ when he was born in Bethlehem, but also on his second coming on Judgment Day. While held to be a reality for thousands and thousands of years by the vast majority of people, the concept of God holding human beings accountable for their earthly lives has lost influence in our culture. Some scoff at the absurdity of God having a court case for every single person who ever lived. Others resist the idea that there is life after death.

Though the Christian teaching of Judgment Day may have fallen out of popularity, it is what gives human life incalculable worth! The reality that what we do each day has an influence on eternity means that a price cannot be put on our lives. Even more shocking is God’s role in this matter of Judgment Day. The whole point of Christmas is that God intervened in human history in such a way that He opened eternal life to the entire human race. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and his historical, physical resurrection are the guarantee that no person need spend forever separated from him.

Having doubts about the value of your life? Ask yourself, “Why would Jesus go through all the pain and suffering on the cross if my life was meaningless?” The answer is self-evident.

Because of Jesus and the coming day of judgment, your life is priceless. Go out and live that way!

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.