Saturday, July 30, 2022

Nothing to Go By


A man who volunteered to participate in an experiment spending three days in complete darkness thought he was going to catch up on lost sleep and cash in on some easy money from the research grant. Little did he know what he was in for. After the initial longed-for snooze, the man soon learned not being able to see anything had little to offer. Within hours he became frantic. Why? He had no reference points. Nothing to tell him where he was, what time it was, how much longer he had to stay in the darkness. There was nothing he could be sure of, and it pushed him to the brink of terror. 

There are those who say that life should have no reference points. Everyone should be able to live as they chose, believe what they want, be what they feel. It sounds attractive, but such a view of life puts one in a state of utter emotional, psychological, and spiritual darkness. If there is nothing of which we can say, “I know this for sure,” then how do we confidently answer questions such as, “What’s right and what’s wrong? For what should I be living? Am I accountable for the way I live? Are there limits to anything?” 

The first three chapters of the book of Genesis, which is the first of the 66 books of the Bible, serves as a foundation for life. It tells us about God, us, and our relationship with each other. It explains the point of life and how to live it out. It tells us what went wrong with human beings, why and even gives the solution. 

Everybody needs something to go by as they journey through their life. If you are wondering whether you either need to re-evaluate your reference points or add some more, join us for one of our weekend worship services. You might find that a story you thought was just for kids can change your life. 

Weekend worship service times: Saturday: 6:00 pm – Sunday: 10:00 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.