Friday, January 15, 2021

Jesus Pulls Back the Curtain


For those old enough to remember, when it comes to curtains or doors, the image which comes to mind is the face of the venerable Monty Hall of Let’s Make a Deal presenting an outrageously costumed person with the option of Curtain #1, Curtain #2 or Curtain #3. Of course, what followed was the predictable participant reaction of nail biting, jumping up and down and glances to family members in the audience for guidance. Something very good was behind one of those curtains. But that was the problem, which curtain?

People have similar feelings about God. They have a sense he exists and that he even is on their side. It’s as though he is behind a curtain, but they’re not sure which one. With so many religions and philosophies about God, who can know which one to choose?

Two thousand years ago a man by the name of John wrote an account of the life of a very close friend of his. His friend’s name was Jesus Christ. Not only did this Jesus do incredible things like perform miracles, he made even more incredible claims – he said he is God in human form. The title of John’s book is, “The Gospel of John”. In the very first chapter John doesn’t leave any doubt that what he is going to write is unique, for he says, “Jesus Christ pulled back the curtain covering God.” As one translator of John’s work put it, “God became a human being and moved into the neighborhood.”

If you feel that God has been hiding behind a curtain and you’d like to get to know him better, join us for one of our worship services this weekend. Jesus is too good to remain hidden to you.

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.