Autumn is an amazing transition. I love how God brings color, and things that can delight in each season. It reminds me of Ecclesiastes 3:11, that God makes everything beautiful in its time. It is amazing how in each season of our mortal life there are both beauty and tastes of heaven, and sorrows mingled together. Two kingdoms, one of light, and one of darkness. And yet God has chosen to be with us, love us, and offers to us that day when all things will be made new, a full light of day. There comes a day that is not mingled, but is bright and free of the broken way.
This year we have a 500th birthday in the Lutheran Church. The reformation started with Martin Luther posting his 95 theses on the Wittenberg Castle in 1517..... MORE
October, leaves are turning (or already down!) Weather is turning colder and we know snow is around the corner. It is so easy to hunker down in our homes and just wait out the cold weather until we can attack life next summer. Is this what God wants us to do?
I cannot find any place in Scripture where we are told to keep ourselves secluded from everyone else. There are instances where people are told to keep themselves separate from sinners, but that is different from what I’m referring to right now. I am talking about finding ways to take God’s message of love and forgiveness to those who do not know it. It is up to us, who know God, and know his love for us, to take the message to those who do not.....
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