PILOT KNOB LUTHERAN COMMUNIQUÉ
(Official communication to the public)
8/13/19 PKLC Communiqué
Psalm 145:3-4 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
Over the centuries people have done many great things for others. They range from inventions that make life easier, more efficient with advances in technology, medicine and much more. Then there are the heroes that sacrifice their very lives for another’s safety especially during times of war and civil unrest. These are indeed great things that have at times changed the course of history.
Yes, these achievements and sacrifices deserve our recognition and remembrance. We even have some holidays commemorating these great times such as President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Independence Day. These holidays should cause us to stop and remember what made them special and how people gave of themselves to preserve and advance liberty here and around the world. It’s not just another day off from work, but times to teach and remind the next generation the meaning of these holidays or the day will morph into something it was not intended and at little bit of history will be lost
No matter how great one’s sacrifice or acts of altruism, there is one who surpasses all and that is God himself. (Vs.3). He began everything when he spoke life into existence about six thousand years ago, he rescued his chosen people numerous times from their enemies and their own rebellion. He became a man and humbly accepted rejection, humiliation and death so that we would not. He continues to shower his mercy and grace upon all when all we deserve is his wrath. In fact, it is Jesus who shows us sacrificial love and how to be kind to one another. Whatever great things we do remember there are a thousand times more we don’t even know about.
In light of this we have a couple of holidays to celebrate his greatness and sacrifice; Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter are the main ones. Here again we need to remember the reason for these holidays and intentionally teach them to the next generation. Failure to do so will result in Christmas being a winter holiday, Easter being a spring break for celebrating rabbits that come from eggs and Good Friday, well that’s pretty much ignored. As you reread Vs. 4 perhaps, we need to evaluate how we are doing in passing down truth that will set people free from sin and death.
Pr. Bob Snitzer
By the Way: Sunday 25, 11:00 Church picnic at the church. Sermon: Through the Eyes of Peter by; Jim Nelson.
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