Friday, March 6, 2020

In one word, how would you describe a fireworks display? You might use: stunning, gorgeous, overwhelming, or jaw-dropping. But what about the word fleeting? While that may not be the first word that comes to mind, it certainly is an accurate way to describe fireworks. They are impressive. They do get our attention. But normally they’re all over in 15 or 20 minutes and we’re back to normal life again. Fireworks are a great moment in time, but they are just that, a moment.

Jesus often warned that we can get so caught up in the moment that we forget about that which lasts. In one of his most radical claims, Jesus said that he is eternal, without beginning or end and that through him we can be connected with eternity. It’s not only a shocking offer, it’s one we should think about very seriously. Considering the size of our universe and the brevity of our life span on this earth, we are led to the conclusion that our lives are rather insignificant in the big scheme of things. We’re kind of like fireworks, only most of us aren’t that jaw-dropping.

Of course, what Jesus said about eternity goes directly against everything our culture tells us. We’re taught that the only thing which matters is the moment and what is good for us in that isolated point in time. “The future is now” we try to convince ourselves. Jesus Christ says it isn’t. Instead, he said that the future is either in heaven or hell. But he also said hell is entirely unnecessary because of what he did on the cross and through his resurrection.

Fireworks are fun. Jesus Christ is necessary – now and forever. Join us for one of our weekend services. Life was meant to be more than 15 or 20 minute explosions; it was meant to be lived to the fullest, for all of eternity.

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.