This Week's Article
Have you ever returned from a vacation more exhausted than when you left? Things happen on vacation. Children get crabby, the weather becomes uncooperative, or expenses exceed the budget. Days packed full of activities and delayed flights drain energy. These circumstances contribute to vacation not being restful!
Sometimes we need a vacation, but it cannot happen due to health, financial restrictions, or unescapable commitments.
We all long for rest. It seems that a vacation is the answer. But vacation does not satisfy our need for rest. Only Jesus can satisfy that longing. In Matthew 11:28, Jesus says, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” This rest is the peace which only God can give. This is the rest we have because our sins are forgiven and we are right with God. We need not be anxious about anything. We can rest confidently knowing that because of what Jesus has done, we are at peace with God. In Jesus, we have rest … namely, in His Word and Sacraments!
Verse of the Week
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
Last Week's Article
LWML has supported mission work with over $100 million dollars through our mite gifts. Over the years we have heard about some marvelous stories of how God touched lives through these mission grants. Remember how you felt when one of these stories impressed you? You were excited, thrilled, and perhaps you praised God for His marvelous works.
Have you shared those stories with someone who is not familiar with LWML and how God works through our gifts? The Time is NOW! Tell someone about the hospital that LWML mites helped to build. Tell someone about the missionary that was able to reach out to people who had never heard about the salvation God planned for us. Tell someone about the child who received their first book, a “Jesus” book in their own language, made possible by LWML mite gifts.
The Time is NOW! Think of someone with whom you could share your LWML story and communicate to them the excitement and thrill of being a part of LWML. Together sing praises to God for His marvelous works!