So when I got back to work this week, I was absolutely delighted to see that the amazing Barb Knehans had indeed seen to the placement of the crucifix in the Chapel. It had been planned for a while, but I asked her if there were any way it could be in place before the Missionary Orientation, and voila! Thanks, Barb. There is something so utterly powerful about having the great "for you" before our eyes - the Lamb of God, victorious in His sacrifice of love. Behold, O Christian, your righteousness, your life, your very salvation.
In old Lutheran art, much hay was made of the way that the crucifix
stands above the altar from which the self-same body and blood are put
into the mouths of His people. and to which all true preaching points and proclaims. That will happen on Friday, July 6, when
we celebrate the sending service for the new missionaries being
oriented this week and next.