True Christian commitment begins before any commitment on our part. It begins with God’s commitment to us. Freely and passionately God committed himself to the people He created and who fell from original perfection. God’s was and is a “painful” commitment. His heart was broken so see people turn their hearts
and wills away from Him. But His love was so infinite that He suffered infinite pain to rescue us from sin, death and the devil. In response, a half-hearted commitment on our part is totally inappropriate. We are invited into the exuberant joy of a free and passionate commitment to Jesus.
During Founders Month we will celebrate the founding of Ablaze Church, hearing the story of the original vision and how God blessed and nurtured that vision in the pastor and people of Our Savior Lutheran.