WSYG11 Theme: In The Balance

So, you have a lot going on in your life? Sometimes in the middle of school and work, family and friends, expectations and hopes don’t you just scream out for a break?   How do you balance all this stuff when so much of it seems out of balance?  Google “balanced life” and see what you come up with. There are dozens of voices ready to tell you how you can keep your life in balance. How is one to keep it together?

So, what is “in the balance?” Where are your hopes and dreams, your efforts and expectations taking you?  What is at stake and in the end what really matters?  When the world seems to be pulling you in all directions at the same time the words of Paul are welcome.  There is “NOTHING that can separate from the love of Christ.”

In the confusion of voices, all telling us different things what is God calling us to be about? Join us next summer on the campus of California Lutheran University as we celebrate that which nothing can take away the love of God in Jesus Christ.  Join us as we consider how Jesus is our balance leading us to lives that make a difference.

Pastors Larry Wagner and Arne Bergland,  co-directors 2011 WSYG

“So what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose?  If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending us his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?  And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen?  Who would dare event to point a finger?  The One who died for us- who was raised to life for us! – in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us! Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us?  There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture…I am absolutely convinced that nothing – nothing living or dead, angels or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable – absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.”  Romans 31-38

Scripture taken from THE MESSAGE. Copyright1993,1994,1995,1996,2000,2001,2002.  Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group

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