Friday, November 11, 2022


So the story goes, in the time of the majestic wooden sailing ships a fierce storm came upon a passenger vessel. All the travelers were quickly taken beneath the deck. As the hours crawled by with no weakening of the storm, many became worried the ship would make it through. Finally, one man declared, “I’m going above to see what is going on!” 

Cautiously the man slowly made his way to the deck, clinging tightly to everything that seemed secure. Poking his head through an opening he saw the old captain strapped to the helm. Rain dripping from his gray beard, veins bulging as he gripped the wheel, face intensely looking into the horizon. 

Suddenly the captain realized he was being watched. Turning to the frightened passenger, his face instantly changed. The tension gave way to a broad smile. The nod of the captain’s head and a mischievous wink were all the terrified man needed. He returned to his fellow passengers and confidently announced, “I have seen the captain, and all is well!” 

It seems there are times in life when we’re in the hold of a boat being mercilessly thrown here and there. Things don’t make sense. Our efforts seem to make no difference. We lose our confidence that there really is much value or meaning to our lives. 

The book of Daniel is our “meet the captain” experience. Through a series of dramatic events, we are assured our God is on the watch and all is well. We may continue to go through tumultuous times, but smoother sailing is ahead. 

If you are stressed out by what is happening in your life, by what could happen or might happen, join us for one of our weekend worship services. “All is well!” The One who made you and everything and everyone, is at the wheel of your life. Let him keep that wheel. That’s the way he made you to be. 

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.