Posts from August 2018

Posts from August 2018

YOU CAN LEARN A LOT FROM A RAINBOW

“I have set My rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.  Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember My covenant…never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.” Over and over, God repeats this to Noah:  “Never again…never again…never again” will He destroy…

“SPEAK, LORD, FOR YOUR SERVANT IS LISTENING”

The story of young Samuel is a grace note during the dark days of the Judges when, says the Bible, “Every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” As the oil in the tabernacle lamp burned low in the dim light of early morning, the Lord called Samuel.  Samuel answered: “Speak, Lord, for your…

THE GOD WHO INTERVENES

And now, some selected verses from today’s epistle lesson – 2 Peter 3: “First, know this: In the last days scoffers will come with their mocking, following their own lusts. They will say, ‘Where is this promised coming of his? For from the time that our fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they have from the beginning of the creation.’ ” Their line of thinking is…

“FAITHFUL UNTIL DEATH”

There are probably ten different variations on a dark joke told among us Lutherans over the years.   Let’s go with the squirrel version. A little town gets invaded by a horde of squirrels.  There are squirrels everywhere. The townsfolk don’t know how to get rid of them.   So the town council asks one of their committees to do something.  They agree. They set all kinds of…

ENOCH – ACCORDING TO JUDE

You may recall that Enoch was a godly patriarch in the days before the Flood.  His family tree placed him in the line of the coming Savior. In a world getting worse day by day, “Enoch walked with God,” says the 5th chapter of Genesis, and “then he was no more, because God took him away.”   The New Testament book of Hebrews describes it this way:   “By faith Enoch was…