As I was growing up my dad was fond of quoting 1 Thes. 5:5 to me, usually as I struggled to get out of bed in the morning. Rise and shine. We are children of the light and of the day. We are not children of the night or of darkness. As was typically for youths, I wanted to stay up late at night, and then sleep in in the morning for as long as I could. However, my dad did not make that easy for me. And to this day I am thankful that 1 Thes. 5:5 is embedded in my heart...
14How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!"
Gift of Grace Lutheran Church
642 Western Ave.
Holmen, Wisconsin 54636