By Pastor Tim Eaton
I recently had the opportunity to watch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. The movie follows the journey of Katniss Everdeen, as she prepares to wage war on President Snow. Throughout the film, she is used by various powers because she is someone to follow. People of all ages, from all walks of life, see the truth in her, and multitudes follow her with complete faith.
Unless you are a trailblazer like Katniss, most people want someone to follow. You might even say we need someone to follow; someone to believe in. But WHO or WHAT are you following? Your friends? Social Media? Your hopes and dreams? Are these things providing you with what you need? And, most importantly, are they reliable and truthful – or will they only use you?
In Matthew 16:24, Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Throughout his time on earth he encouraged people with truth. He came into the world not to condemn the world, but so that the world would be saved through Him – and he lived his life as a shining example of who to follow.
Join us as we follow Jesus, every Sunday at 10 a.m. Come, and find the truth. “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free,” (John 8:32).
Edgewater Lutheran Church meets Sundays at 10 a.m., worshipping at Harada Elementary, 12884 Oakdale Street, Eastvale, CA, 92880;http://www.EdgewaterLutheran.org.