Friday, November 20, 2020

Caring in a Cold World


It’s an old but timeless story. A young boy runs along the seashore crowded with beached starfish. One by one he gently takes each star fish into his hands, runs as far into the ocean as he can and then with all his might, hurls the starfish back to safety.

Nearby a cynical old man watches, shakes his head and then walks up to the boy saying, “Son, you can’t save them all. There are too many. What you are doing just doesn’t make a difference.”

Holding up a starfish to his face, the boy replies, “It makes a difference for this one.” And then he threw the starfish back to its home.

A person doesn’t have to look far to see the world is drowning in suffering and problems. The sheer amount of collective pain is overwhelming. What can one person do? Everything! The Gospel message of Christianity is that there is a solution for our suffering world and it comes through the life, death and resurrection of one man – the God/Man – Jesus Christ.

As a follower of Jesus Christ you are connected to him in a mysterious yet supernatural way, enabling you to be his representative in this crisis ridden world. You do make a difference! Through Christ, you have every reason to care among people grown cold with suffering.

Worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am & 10:30 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.