How much of this world and how God deals with it do you really understand? Has God ever had you go through something, but you just couldn't figure out why? Why do some things happen that simply have no explanation? Why do some suffer while others do not? Why does it all seem like random nonsense at times? And why do I get so digusted by it all?
Daniel was given a vision of God that was way out there. It was crazy. Even Daniel didn't know what to make of all of it. It just seemed like crazy nonsense to him and it literally made him sick for several days.
I am sure that there are things in your life that go beyond explanation. There are things that you have gone through that you may still be wondering what God's purpose was. You may never know. You may never find out the reason for everything that happens. Guess what, that's ok. Sometimes you just have to let God be God. SOmetimes there are things that just go above and beyond your understanding. But you can also know that nothing goes beyond God's understanding. He knows what's going to happen next. he knows the full course of events from beginning to end. He knows how many hairs are on your head. He knows what you had for breakfast and what you will have for every breakfast from now until the end of your life.
Not only does He know all these things but He loves you more than anyone else ever could. Isn't it a great blessing to know that the same God who knows everythign also loves you enough to send His Son Jesus to die for you?
When we are kids we just simply leave a lot up to our parents. We did't really think about where our next meal is coming from. We did't worry about the electric bill. We did't think about the appointments we had or much of anything like that. We just left it up to our parents. In the same way, in order to have peace in our lives and to give God the glory, we need to be able to leave things up to God. After all, He does love us the most! Why wouldn't we leave it all up to HIm?
Prayer: Lord God, help me to be me and leave the rest up to You! Amen.
THURSDAY'S QUIZ: Who was the Babylonian king during the time of Daniel?
Question: What is the basis of our faith and life in Christ?
Fri- Jr Hi lock in 7pm
Sat- Jr Hi lock in ends 8am; worship 5pm
Sun- worship 8:30; Sunday school 9:45; worship 11am
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES DISCUSSION AT THE WARREN COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
The topic is Mental Health for Volunteers. Guest speakers will be Ralph Hellebusch, Warren County Ambulance District and Denny & Jenny Quinn, Charrette Baptist Church. The Quinns have been involved in emergency and disaster relief for some time and have many interesting and helpful experiences to share. We hope to see everyone there to learn from their experiences.
Tuesday, September 25. Dinner at 6:00 pm, Discussion 6:30 – 7:30. Please call 456-7474 to let them know you are coming asap!
I (pastor) am going! I wouldn't miss it for the world. Let me know if you want to go.
PARENTING CLASS EVERY SUNDAY AT 9:45
Could you use some help in learning how to deal with your children? Want to have fun, laugh, and get some encouragement at the same time? Come to the "From Me to We" class in the Sunday school room closest to the closet this Sunday and grow!
STEWARDSHIP SPOLIGHT FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER IS LCMS Global Missions
Go to LCMS.org to learn more about what our Synod is doing in the way of spreading the Gospel globally!!
For CAL TAMELER as he is having serious eye surgery next week.
For BOB LAMPEN, Karin Klaustermeier's dad, as he is doing quite poorly with his cancer.