28 August 2010

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

You too?  Absurd, isn't it?  Let the Lord do His absurdity of loving you, little you, a speck on a speck of a universe, without cooking up your own absurdities.  And this Lord, who will bring you through death as His death, can be relied on to make the necessary arrangements for what we cannot calculate or even say or think.  We are given some happy hints, but the center, the heart of it all, we do know and rejoice in.  Next Sunday's epistle says, 'God has not destined you for wrath.'  If you want a day a wrath, you can have it if you insist.  Nobody gets whipped in. God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we wake or sleep we might live with Him.  Through Jesus, with Him, with the Lord always.  "Comfort one another with these words." -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, p. 251.

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