LWML Celebration Sunday!

Josh WannerDevotions

Lutheran Women in Mission praise the Lord for opportunities to share His message and love with people from all walks of life throughout our community and the world. This coming Sunday, October 2nd the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) invites you to join us in celebrating the joy of serving the Lord with gladness here at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Together, we will offer our praise using the theme, “For Us and With Us,” based on Romans 8:31-39.


As we prepare for worship this weekend, we invite you to meditate on these amazing words from St. Paul in his letter to the church in Rome.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be9 against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Each of us has faced challenges and circumstances greater than our own strength, but in Christ, Who is for us and with us, we are already more than conquerors through Him who loved us. This celebratory LWML Sunday will encourage all hearers with the word that we already have the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ – promised to us in Holy Baptism. We can confidently live each day, trusting in Christ.

As you re-read the text from Romans 8 above, ponder the following questions:

  1. How has the devil, the world, and your own sinful nature attacked you this week?
  2. What might you do to remind yourself that NOTHING can separate you from the Love of God in Christ Jesus?
  3. Rephrase the Bible passage above into your own words. How could you encourage someone else with these words?

We invite you to learn more about the mission and ministry of the LWML by asking an LWML member or going to the LWML website, www.lwm.org. Thank you for supporting the LWML through your mite offerings and prayers. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!