Friday, November 27, 2020

What Do You Look for In a Coffin?


What a creepy question! Who wants to leaf through a catalogue of caskets comparing interior and exterior designs? Many of us make general funeral arrangements, but coffin specifics, not many. From a purely logical point of view, however, there might be reason to give this matter another thought. While we spend hours choosing, repairing and maintaining our earthly homes, the truth is, we’re going to spend a whole lot more time in our coffins than we will in our houses. So, what is our problem?

The answer is pretty simple, we have a hard time dealing with the details of death. We can talk about death, philosophize with others concerning the subject, but when it comes down to the brutally relevant question, “What will happen to me when I die?” that’s when we hedge or change the subject.

This weekend we begin the church season of Advent. The word literally means “coming”. Traditionally, Christians spend the weeks before Christmas preparing for the first coming of Christ which happened in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, and also for his second coming which could take place before you finish reading this article. We call it Judgment Day.

Jesus did not hesitate to talk about death, both explicitly and frequently. In fact, he told those who followed him they should be much more concerned about what happens after they die than what happens during their earthly life. The answers to our questions are not vague or hard to understand. Jesus leaves no one wondering what he’s talking about or what he means. Our preparations for Judgment Day are simple and straightforward. Best of all, there is no reason to be afraid of that Day.

If you are a bit frustrated with all the talk about death these days with little or no input on what happens after we die, join us for one of our weekend worship services. Without a doubt, you’re going to hear some good news. Actually, it is the BEST news!

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.