We’ve all known times when life is just too much, and life catches us unexpectedly, like a trap. Each of us have different ways of dealing with those times – some of which are not so healthy. Jesus knows that these times come for everyone, and he tells us that in those times, we can look to God and in Him find what we need to make it through.
Luke 21: 34-36 34
“Be on guard so that your hearts are not weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of this life, and that day does not catch you unexpectedly, 35 like a trap. For it will come upon all who live on the face of the whole earth. 36 Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Pastor Mark Summer’s sermon for Zion Lutheran Church of Oldwick, NJ on the first Sunday of Advent, December 2, 2018.
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