A tragedy at a high school has heightened the awareness of evil for our nation… Then, too, there are challenges in our own lives that put a strain on our personal demeanors… Congregations and schools face obstacles as they seek to proclaim the truth of God’s Word in their communities. The sobering fact of humanity infected with sin is not only an external observance. We know the sinful nature lurks from within. Thank God, we have the rescue from sin and all evil! I am reminded of what is beautifully stated in the middle of the mournful book, Lamentations: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (3:22, 23). Each day we can arise in the unconditional love of our Savior. Jesus has come, lived, suffered, died, and risen to extricate us from the penalty of our own sins and to rescue us from all evil. He has done this by taking upon himself our guilt and punishment and transferring to our account his holiness and righteousness needed for heaven. This we possess by faith in Him. May you and I find in our Lord’s sacrificial love the joy and confidence to face every dawn of every day with renewed zeal and strength — and do so with thankfulness!
Blessings in the name of our dear Redeemer,
John A. Moldstad
March 4 – President preaching and presenting at Hope, West Jordan, Utah
March 12 – Centennial Committee
March 14 – President presenting election study at Bethany Lutheran College, Meyer Hall 7 p.m.
March 18 – President preaching and presenting at Gloria Dei, Cold Spring, Minnesota
March 19-20 – Doctrine Committee
April 8 – President preaching and presenting at Abiding Word, Bowling Green, Ohio
April 10-11 – Great Lakes Pastoral Conference, Bowling Green, Ohio
April 11-12 – West Coast Pastoral Conference, Parkland, Tacoma, Washington
April 12-13 – Emmaus Conference, Parkland, Tacoma, Washington
April 25-26 – Board for World Outreach