Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Committed God


It was dark. They were alone. Breathing heavily the teenage boy whispered to his girlfriend, “I love you so much. Show your love to me,” as he started to move closer.

Fast forward fifty years. The same couple, now in a doctor’s office hearing the words, “I’m sorry but the signs are unmistakable, it is Alzheimer's.” The teenage boy who now has thinning white hair takes his wife’s hands in his and says, “I love you so much. I’m right here for you, always. We’re going to beat this together.”

The same person using the exact same words but with a meaning worlds apart. As a young man his love was self-centered. As an old man, it had become committed. His love was no longer based on getting what he wanted, but rather on what was best for his wife, regardless of the cost or sacrifice to himself.

Committed love is a rare sight in this world. That’s why we tend to tear up when we see it. But committed love is not rare at all for God. It is in fact, the only kind of love God has – doing what is best, regardless the cost.

There are so many misconceptions of God circulating today. And the result is many people have come to the conclusion, “If that is the way God is, I don’t want anything to do with him.” If you’re confused about God, join us for one of our weekend services. We’ll be studying a story Jesus told about a boy gone wrong which will set you straight about The Committed God.

 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.