The world is a dangerous place. We’ve witnessed that with vivid clarity over the last few months. We’ve seen nature unleash her deadly might with viruses, hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornados. We’ve seen the darker side of human nature erupt in cruelty, injustice, violence, hatred, and contempt. And we know that there is more: climate change, floods, and drought; murder, rape, and war. The more we see, the more we realize how fragile life is.
How do we survive it all?
Only by the grace of God. Only God’s power is strong enough. Only his wisdom is big enough.
In the seventh chapter of the Book of Revelation, we see a vision of angels holding back disaster. Disaster is pictured as violent winds. God commands four angels to hold the winds back until the church is sealed. We see that God protects his church and the earth is preserved because of it. It is God who preserves the earth. And it is God who will judge it.
The only place of eternal refuge is the church—when God brings a precious soul into his family of faith. God uses the symbolic numbers 12 (the church) and 10 (completeness) to demonstrate that his grace covers every member of the church in every age. The numbers 12×12 represent the Old and New Testament churches. Three (the number of God) tens (10x10x10) represent the number when God says it’s complete. The entire church of all ages will endure under the protection of God’s seal.
Every Christian is privileged to be part of that eternal kingdom, sealed by God’s grace, protected by God’s power. Every soul needs that protection because, while the earth is dangerous, God’s judgment is more dangerous still.
The earth will continue to rage—both in nature and in people. God will continue his work of rescuing people from utter destruction by bringing them into his church.
God bless you,
Worship at Trinity
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Check it out. There is a lot coming up at Trinity!
It’s a Girl!: Save the date for a Baby Shower in honor of Kelly Danell, on Saturday, Sept. 19th at 11:00 am in the School Gym. More details to follow.
Fall Newsletter – Trinity’s 2020 Fall Newsletter will be coming out at the end of this month. We have ALOT going on at Trinity! If you would like to add something to it, either the Church Office
(715-732-9868) or send it via e-mail. (firstname.lastname@example.org) All submissions must be handed in by Monday, Sept. 21.
Member Get-Together – We are set to have a get-together Sunday, September 13 at Henes Park starting at 4:00 pm. Stay tuned for more details to come.
If you would like to support the Lord’s work at Trinity, you may contribute at trinitymarinette.com/giving/ or you can mail it to
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
1501 Thomas St.
Marinette, WI 54143