Trinity Lutheran Church|
Where Jesus' Voice is Heard, Proclaimed and Lived
N60 W6047 Columbia Road
Cedarburg, WI 53012
Pastor's Word for January 2020
The warmest Christmas in years. I didn't mind at all. Actually, I liked it. A strange thought popped into my head as I was enjoying the nice 50-degree days around Christmas. I wonder about how the ecosystem would change if all of our winters were warm. Who thinks of these things? I guess it's the biologist in me (from WAY back!). I guess I'm beginning to dislike shoveling snow and walking on icy sidewalks when I'm taking Scarlet out for her "business."
A change in the environment is a big consideration. For example, when Kelly, Ariana and I visited Florida, I saw some of the biggest June bug-like creatures ever. My guess is that the cold climate of the Midwest doesn't support these massive creatures -- well, not like they were 10 feet long, but they were much bigger than the ones here.
Changing the environment in any system can be a big deal. Some animals can't handle a change of temperature in their surroundings. Back when companies were dumping their heated waste into the rivers, the increased temperatures changed the organisms that lived there.
The Good News that Jesus shared changed his environment considerably. It wasn't on a massive scale, but rather from person to person. We see that even today we benefit greatly from this. We see that throughout the centuries the message of Jesus has continued to be told and lived. We still have a long way to go, but we are in process (or "perfection" as the scriptures often say).
Let us continue to spread the Good News!