Unlike the rich ruler who was unable to part with his wealth in order to give himself completely to Jesus (Luke 18:18-25), Christ gave up all the glories of heaven so that he could give himself completely to us. Unlike the rich fool who hoarded his wealth, building bigger barns to store it all (Luke 12:13-21), Jesus emptied himself and gave up everything for those he came to save. “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for (our) sakes he became poor, so that (we) through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). Let us thank God for the gift of his Son and seek his grace to give as he gave.
About this blog
Welcome to my running online dialog on matters of our life together in faith community at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church—where the grace of Christ Jesus our Lord engages each of us and, in turn, sends us out to engage others with that grace as well. I look forward to learning and growing together.
- Pastor Steve Wachtman