BY REV. DAVE SIMONSON - SPIRIT LAKE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH
We have had some cold weather lately. One upside of the cold is to stay home and watch movies. Do you love "Stories?"
A couple years ago AMC channel’s latest advertising slogan is "Story Matters Here." Personally I am a movie person. I am the type that waits to see the movie and never reads the book. I love a story that shows the growth of a person.
More important than watching a movie is learning a real person’s story. By listening to people, watching people, you learn their story, a real story.
Hebrews 4:12 says: "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."
That Word is the story of salvation and that story is true for all people in all times.
That living and active word of God has given, is now giving and will continue to give life to His children and their activities. When we are in God’s Word, we are washed clean by His power and our lives are changed.
As we begin a new year, remember God has a plan for his people. How that plan will unfold, God only knows. We have the joy of being a part of the story. Guided by God’s Word, I invite you to be a part of the story.
See you on Sunday.