A reflection from Rev. Russ Sommerfeld

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 2 weeks ago on Tue, Apr 20, 2021 3:52 PM

There is no question that turbulent and tragic events of the world impact us all. And yet we recognize that Christ has called us to be His light in the world. Christians have been given the resources of God’s Word and the compassion of Christ in this difficult and painful time. The light we shine comes from living in Christ, who is the Light of the world and employing His Word to impact human brokenness. 

Our heavenly Father provides us opportunities to be agents of compassion and healing within His body, the Church, as well as within the world. These are difficult times, which call for more than simple answers or emotional solutions to know where to begin and be a part of the healing. 

The Concordia community aspires to be a living example of Christ's power of healing and hope through His sacrificial love for humanity. We invite students who may be struggling with any negative impacts from current social tragedies and conflict to reach out to available resources in Student Life, the Counseling Office or our Campus Pastor as well as faculty and staff partners in ministry who are ready to provide Christian support. 

The words God gave to Micah, the Old Testament prophet, in Micah 6:8 speak well to us today.  

He has told you, O man, what is good; 
    and what does the Lord require of you 
but to do justice, and to love kindness 
    and to walk humbly with your God? 

 

Rev. Russ Sommerfeld 
Interim President