Jun 24, 2007

Vail Vision June 24, 2007

What will the future hold?

I imagine that most of you know about Sir Isaac Newton. He was a brilliant scientist who formulated the law of gravity, invented Calculus and helped describe planetary motion. His theories still hold true and have explained much about the world around us.

What you may not know was that Newton was also a theologian. Aside from writing about math and science, Newton also wrote about theology. This last week, several writings from Newton were released. One fascinating letter dealt with the end times. According to Newton he was addressing the issue
"... to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, and by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail... I guess our generation isn't the only one fascinated with Jesus' return.

Newton then uses science and logic to determine that the end of the world could not possibly happen until 2060. "It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner.., Newton writes.

This letter got me thinking. What will the world look like in 2060? Or more to the point, what will Christ Lutheran Vail look like in 53 years? As I have watched this congregation grow I am convinced that with God's guidance, we will do amazing things. For that reason, over the summer we are going to hold several "town hall.. type meetings. We are going to talk about what we'd like Christ Lutheran Vail to look like in 5, 10, even 50 years from now. It should be very exciting.

Today after the worship service, we will have our first meeting. It won't last long and we'll outline the scope of the future meetings.

We might not come up with new information about solar movements, but we will come up with some ideas and direction for this congregation.

May God bless our planning!


Pastor David Hook