Saturday, January 8, 2022

Seeing God

Seeing God – that is an urgent and strong wish of many people. “If only God would come to me and let me see him, touch him so that I could know for sure he existed. Then I could believe,” they sigh. There is something in all of us which identifies with such sentiments. Yet, this longing is rooted in a very self-centered attitude. Our true motivation is, “God, you need to prove yourself to us on our terms.” However, if God is all that we describe him to be, do we have the right to make demands of him? 

If we are going to find God, it will be as he determines. He is the one who must pull back the curtain on the supernatural. He alone can reveal himself to us. And that is exactly what Jesus Christ says about himself – he is the visible revelation of the invisible God. But there is so much more to seeing God than just satisfying intellectual curiosity. If God exists and we human beings either are unaware or deny that reality, we are very much living in the dark concerning what is most important. 

Jesus described the effect of his coming into our history in many ways. One of the most well known is his statement, “I am the light of the world.” By describing himself this way Jesus is saying that he makes clear to human beings why we are here, what has gone wrong and what God has done about it. Jesus brings light to our humanity which gropes in the darkness, looking for answers to life’s most pressing questions. 

If you are looking for a little more light in your life, join us for our Sunday morning worship service. 

Worship service time: Sunday: 10:00 am.

(No Saturday night service this week only.)

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.