28 March 2009

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

How blessed is the state of those who have finally gone home out of the vale of tears into the eternal house of the Father! Through death, they have entered into life, for there is no longer any death or sickness and their crying has ceased forever. There, no one is humbled by age; instead, there exists an eternal youth. No one groans on a sickbed. No one stands mourning at a coffin of a loved one since there is no longer any separation. Poverty, scarcity, and hunger are things of the past; all who dwell in God's house hold the key to His inexhaustible treasury. There, no icy winters and cold nights intrude; they are replaced by the eternal spring of heaven.-- C. F. W. Walther, *God Grant It!* p. 311

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