20 March 2008

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

We are united to Him, not only because He hath assumed our nature, but also because His body and blood are communicated to us in the Holy Supper. I do not therefore ask with the unbelieving Jews - "How can this man give us His flesh to eat?", but I rather exclaim: "How marvelous it is that the Lord hath given us His body to eat and His blood to drink!" I do not pry into the mysteries of His power, but I do wonder at the marvels of His mercy. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, *Sacred Meditations* XVIII

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