01 July 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

When we are no longer afraid of God, when we no longer try to hide from God or give Him only a piece of ourselves, we shall have joy in knowing that His eye is one us that He is pleased to call us His.  When we are no longer afraid of God, then surely we shall fear no one.  No one can make us feel unsure, put us on the defensive, and drive us to put on some false face.  When we know that we become God's children through Christ alone, we cannot convert something better or in pride strive to construct an outward appearance that will impress others and make us out better than we are, better than being God's children.  -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, pp. 185,6.

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