Dear Trinity Families,
Here is your WELS Devotion,
Then the LORD said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”
Living on Borrowed Time
The wicked people of Noah’s day were living on borrowed time. Their days were numbered. God had had enough. He gave them a clear warning that they had 120 years before he was going to send powerful judgment. Our days are numbered as well. Unlike the people of Noah’s time, God has not told us specifically how many days we have left. But each one of us has a clock that is winding down.
How are you going to spend that time? The people of Noah’s day ignored God’s warning. They paid no heed to the fact that their day of judgment was approaching. They went on living as if it was no big deal. They kept on living out their daily routines.
We so easily keep on doing what we are doing and give no thought to our relationship with the God who created us. We go to work, get the kids to school, and go to tournaments on the weekends. We keep up with our favorite shows on Netflix and religiously follow our Facebook and Instagram feeds. Meanwhile, the clock on our earthly lives continues to wind down, and we fail to have a sense of urgency about our lives of faith. How many worship services have you failed to attend or tune into because you were caught up in daily life? How many days have you failed to spend even five minutes in the Bible because you had more important things to do?
Thankfully, Jesus did not take that approach in being our Savior. Jesus came into this world and had a short amount of time with which to accomplish our salvation. He came and got right to work, and he never once failed to handle our eternal destiny with a sense of urgency. He lived, died, and rose again so that we could be set free from sin, death, and hell. Thank God that Jesus had a sense of urgency about winning our salvation!
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your determination and commitment in achieving my salvation. Enable me to serve you today with that same determination. Help me to always be ready for the day when you will call me home. Amen.
Ladies Aid: The ladies will be celebrating Christmas with a party! This Thursday Dec. 3rd at 1:00 pm we will meet in the Church Basement for an afternoon of friends and fellowship. Please bring a wrapped gift as we will be having a white elephant gift exchange. This event is open to everyone, we would love to meet more members of our community.
TLS Christmas Program: this year will be during Worship Services on Sunday December 20th and Monday Dec. 21st.
Christmas Eve Worship: We will be having two services this year so we can abide by the Governors guidelines on Covid. Please sign-up online for either the Candlelight Service at 6pm or 7:30pm service. A paper sign-up is located in the back of church or call Lynn in the Church Office and she will be happy to assist you.
Christmas Morning: Celebrate the birth of Jesus with us at 9am Christmas morning. You can either sign up online or a signup sheet located on the back table in church.
Christmas for Kids: After getting impute from members of the congregation, we have decided that we will not be holding a Christmas for Kids this year. We hope to be able to start planning Easter for Kids early next year.
End of the Year Newsletter: As 2020 comes to an end we will be putting out the ‘winter” edition of the Trinity Tidings. If you have anything that you would like to share with the members of Trinity Lutheran please get your articles to the Church Office BY Monday December 7th. Please call the church office with any questions.