Thursday, March 2, 2017
John 14:5-7: Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
There are so many distractions in our lives today. There are so many things that are an attempt to either keep us from getting bored, or to keep us from facing reality. There are so many things that "entertain" us and keep us calm. How many of us remember being to to watch "Barney" or "Sesame Street?" It kept us out of mom's hair while she was trying to do what she needed to do. Today it's play your game on your phone, iPad, tablet, or game console.
What unfortunately is happening is people, adults as well as children, are getting distracted away from life, and more especially, God.
And if this is something that you want to "give up for Lent," realize that there is more to just saying, "I going to quit playing my games for six weeks." It's more like, "What does God want for me?"
That's where "getting up to speed" with God is so critical. God reveals Himself to us through the Scriptures. He reveals Himself through Jesus as "the way, and the truth, and the life." Getting up to speed with God is knowing Him and knowing Jesus. Getting up to speed is spending time with Him through reading, learning, marking, and inwardly digesting the Word of God. You will be amazed when you spend time with Him how much you'll learn about yourself. Let's pray.
Dear God, thank You for Jesus and who He is and what He did. We know that distractions lead us away from You. Direct us through the Holy Spirit to focus on getting up to speed with You and Your grace through Jesus. And it is in His name we pray. And all God's children say...
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.