September 25

 

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.,  Psalm 119:105

 

God considers human reason, wisdom, morality, and even sunlight, for that matter, to be dark and hazy compared to his Word.  God’s Word is a flame that shines in the darkness.  Through teaching, preaching, and the sacraments, its glow spreads.  If we use this light, then God will no longer remain hidden from us.

When we’re faced with disasters, when we’re overwhelmed by darkness, when things seem so dark that we doubt that we are part of the church or pleasing to God, then we should learn to reach for the Bible.  We shouldn’t let people who fall away from the faith distract us.  Instead, we should recognize that we live in a dark world.  The only reason we can see at all is that the light of God’s Word shines brightly.

Jesus said, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved” (Mark16:16).  The light of these words is shining in our hearts.  Even if the sun was shinning brightly, it couldn’t reveal this truth.   Human reason by itself can’t grasp it.  Whenever the Bible sheds its light, no real danger exists.  Without the Bible, we wouldn’t know or understand anything.

 

Martin Luther: A Man Who Changed The World

 

A 2005 Gold Medallion finalist!

 

Martin Luther served as a catalyst of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. This book teaches children about his fascinating life, influence, and teaching while encouraging them to see how God uses them in His kingdom today.

 

Children learn the historic background to a significant time in the church. They discover that, like Martin Luther, they can learn about the reality of Christ’s life and death on their behalf, His grace and mercy, and His desire for them as baptized, redeemed children of God.

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