Thursday, May 18, 2017
Mark 16:20: And they [the remaining Eleven] went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.
This coming Sunday, two young people of Faith Lutheran Church and School will confirm their faith. They will make their proclamation of faith known to God as well as to the Church, they will profess their faith in God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and they will promise to dedicate their lives to the service of God. The Lord has, currently is, and will continue to work in the lives of these two. He will continue to confirm their lives and their faith through the power of the Holy Spirit. They will believe and trust in Him, they will be filled with grace and strength, and their life in Jesus will be confirmed by God by His work in them and through them.
And they are not alone. The rest of us will confirm our faith in the promises of God. We too will proclaim our faith in God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We too will promise to dedicate our lives to the service of God. And God has, currently is, and will continue to work in our lives and confirm our lives through the Holy Spirit working through us.
So we pray for the two young people and their continuing walk of faith with God. We pray for our faith filled walks with God as well. We pray that we will look back to the Eleven and their faith walks with God and that God worked through them. And we also pray that our lives
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.