Friday, March 27, 2020

God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
“Be still, and know that I am God!
The God of Israel is our fortress. (Psalm 46)

It doesn’t mean you wash your hands one second less. It doesn’t mean you make an exception about social distancing. It doesn’t mean you are uninformed. It doesn’t mean you are anti-science. But sometimes the very best thing we can do in times of uncertainty is be still before the God who is still in control of his creation.

Be still and remember your God made all that exists with the command of his word. Remember that he continues to take care of his creation with his almighty power. Remember he knows the number of hairs on your head. Remember he sent his Son to die on a cross so that you could be with him forever.

The night before he went to the cross Jesus told his followers not to be troubled by challenging times. He promised them everything would work out in eternity. And that promise is as good today as it was when he first made it. The current crisis will certainly bring changes to all of us. For some, the change will be minor, for others it may drastically alter the course of their life. It will, however, fit in with his ultimate plan for our lives which is very simply, to enjoy eternity with him.

Our online service will be available early Sunday morning. Be still and spend some time with the One who loves you most and best.

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.