Saturday, August 5, 2023

Give Peace a Chance


In the late 1960s there were a series of hit songs which appealed to the need for peace. The melodies were contagious, the lyrics basic – Give peace a chance. Every generation of humanity has felt the need for peace. We realize that it is far better than conflict. We admit that openly. But we human beings keep fighting. 

We hold peace talks. We go to seminars to learn how to get along more effectively with each other. But we have to ask ourselves, “Is it working?” For those who have a financially comfortable lifestyle, maybe the answer is “Yes”. But what happens if that comfortable lifestyle ends. It seems that our definition of peace is: extended periods of getting what we want. 

And what about the times we don’t get what we want? Are we condemned to unending conflict as we pursue obtaining the kind of life we covet? 

Many centuries ago, a man named Micah talked about someone very special who would be born in Bethlehem. His specialness would be that he would not only bring peace, he would be the source of peace. 700 years after Micah spoke of that Peace Bringer, he came in the person of Jesus Christ. He came to bring a peace that wasn’t subject to the ups and downs of our erratic lives, but rather a consistent, sturdy, supernatural peace. Best of all, that peace is accessible to all of us. 

If you are looking to give peace a chance in your life, join us this Sunday for our worship service. The peace Jesus offers you is too important to ignore. 

Sunday Worship Time: 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.