Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see…By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
~ Hebrews 11:1,3
There was a monster under the bed. You couldn’t see it, but you knew. Under the bed, in the closet – it was always what you couldn’t see that scared you most.
But the unseen also thrilled you. Imagining what lay outside our door every day made you tie your shoelaces quicker. Imagining what gifts were yours under the Christmas tree filled you with anticipation and joy.
As adults, we are still scared of the unseen – all those areas beyond our control. And we’ve also lost that sense of wonder about what’s outside our door or the gifts waiting to be opened.
But God will turn on the night light and leave the door cracked. And he will invite you to discover a world of wonder that only he can reveal.
At First Lutheran, we are a community of disciples of Jesus Christ working for the transformation of the world. Throughout our history, we have remained committed to drawing on our Lutheran (ELCA) tradition of using meaningful worship, content-rich learning and warm hospitality to care well for our congregation, the surrounding community and the world.