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Fri, Sept. 20

This week at Grace Lutheran

Grace Community Lutheran Church has Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 5100 Stevenson, Rimrock.

As I write this, it is the middle of Holy Week, the week we remember Jesus suffering death and then His rising from the dead on Easter morning. To many non believers this is foolishness. People do not rise from the dead. However most people have a natural sense that there is something after death. And most people have a natural inborn sense of right and wrong and good and evil.

Where do these things come from, this understanding that something comes after this life and that there is good and evil in the world? It certainly is inefficient to believe in things that are not true, to spend time thinking about God and good and evil and where we fit into that picture. This type of religious thinking should have been disappeared long ago. Yet it continues, Christianity continues to grow throughout the world.

Every Easter, even in this country where Christianity is struggling, people are drawn to seek out God on this special day. The incredible love of God and the way he has chosen to enable people to spend eternity with Him continues to draw people to come and see and  experience.

There is an emptiness within all of us that can only be filled by the love of God. It won’t be filled by anything we do. But the unbelievable sacrifice of God in sending Christ to the cross draws people in. Could it possibly be true? Does God really care about humanity this way? It is a question for the ages, beyond time. One can try and negotiate the future universe alone, or one can walk hand in hand with our loving God.

God does not force us to believe, He just offers the opportunity to trust and then walk within His love. My hope and prayer for the entire world is that they will stop and look at all the possibilities of the universe and recognize that the choice of God’s love is so different and so much more promising than anything else.

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