This Week's Article
Holidays, like Thanksgiving, can be a time of fun and family and feasting. They can also be a time of loneliness, a reminder of someone special gone from our lives, and sometimes a burden to get through until the celebrations are over.
The Lord stood by me and strengthened me (2 Timothy 4:17a). We have a sure and certain hope for every day of our lives. [Jesus Christ] came that we may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10). With Christ as Lord in our lives, each day can be one of thanks-living; a time to share the reason for the hope that we have. We are alive together with Christ!
Verse of the Week
But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:4-7).
Last Week's Article
Not too long ago, we moved to a new city. New places require finding one’s way around. We were blessed with the opportunity to choose from several LCMS congregations in close proximity to our new home. Once we had made our decision, the directions to get to church were straightforward – turn left from our house; proceed to Clayton Road; then turn left again; continue for one mile.
Straightforward also are the directions Christ provides for finding our eternal home: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me (John 14:6). And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12). This is our GPS – God’s Plan for our Salvation. May God grant that we stay the course! And, may we share GPS with others!