Life is full of decisions to make — some of them small and relatively inconsequential, like what to have for lunch. Others loom large. Where to go to college, what to study? Stick with a job or move on? Choose a course of treatment for an illness. Is an opportunity opening up or a path to trouble? The fear of making the wrong decision can freeze us, immobilize us, prevent us from living into the future with confidence and joy.
The first scripture reading for this Sunday (February 16) suggests there’s one fundamental choice to make: “Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and holding fast to him.”
What does it mean to choose life? How do we hold fast to God? What’s promise made in this scripture passage and how might that help us deal with tough choices?
Let’s talk about it on Sunday morning — 8:30 or 10:30.
— Pastor Mark Rollenhagen