Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020

Keeping Count

The total number of persons belonging to Jacob—his direct descendants, not including the wives of Jacob’s sons—who came to Egypt: 66. And Joseph’s sons who were born to him in Egypt: two persons. All those of Jacob’s household who had come to Egypt: 70 persons (Genesis 46:26,27). A WWII veteran once remarked: “In war, life is cheap!” He had survived for weeks on the beaches of Anzio without a scratch. All of a sudden, pain erupted in his stomach. It…

Mercy Has A Price

I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace, who pleads for mercy. Then they will look at me, the one they have pierced (Zechariah 12:10). “Now this is the true Christian faith: We worship one God in three persons and three persons in one God, without mixing the persons or dividing the divine being.” If these words from the Athanasian Creed seem confusing to us, it is because the…

The Kill Zone

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10).  A kill zone is the primary target area for a military ambush. It can also refer to the blast radius for an explosive weapon such as a grenade or bomb, or anything else that kills. It’s a dangerous place. We should avoid it. But we cannot. We live our entire life on earth in a kill zone. Maybe earlier we could forget this. While we knew everyone…

Memorial Day Offerings, LMSG President

Greetings from the Lutheran Military Support Group (LMSG): On May 25th, we commemorated Memorial Day, a day on which we as Americans honor those men and women who died while serving as a member of the United States Armed Forces! For many years, Memorial Day was a day of parades, solemn observances at our local cemeteries with Honors provided by Members of the American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), or family members visiting the gravesite of a loved…

God Is Light

This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all (I John 1:5). “Let there be light!” was one of the first creation commands. Obedience followed instantly. “Do not come any closer!” was the command to Moses from a burning bush. Why not? “The place where you are standing is holy ground.” Who said that? “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham,…