First Steps – March 19, 2018

In the 16th Century, an unknown French theologian wrote:

Some of the most brilliant minds of my century teach that the sun, not the earth, is the center of our world. They say the sun is essentially motionless and that the earth revolves around the sun. This is hard for many to understand. It seems contrary to everything our senses tell us, for we see the sun in continual movement around the earth all day long.

When it is understood, it can be applied very usefully to the science of salvation. Jesus is the sun. In his greatness he remains motionless, but moves all things. Seated at the right hand of God, he is immovable but puts all else in motion. Because he is the true center of the world, the world needs to be in continual motion toward him.

Jesus is the sun of our souls. We receive light from him. He influences us. The earth of our hearts should always be moving toward him.

I like the notion that Jesus is the sun of our souls.  This week, focus on the unmovable One who brings light and life to our souls.

This week’s reading:
Monday – Luke 16
Tuesday – Luke 17
Wednesday – Luke 18
Thursday – Luke 19
Friday – Luke 20
Please Pray for:Our Nation and Our Leaders
Those unwillingly absent from worship
The Confirmation Class of 2018, as they become full members of the church this Sunday, March 25, their parents, and their mentors
Phase 3 (Construction of New Youth Building)