Homilies, Musings, and What-not from a Lutheran Pastor
04 October 2010
New Lutheran Quote of the Day
The hands that hold us are the hands pierced on Calvary. They hold while the wired-up body lies in intensive care and the machinery keeps some heartbeat going and we wonder whether the person is still there. Whether the body is inert or wrenching, we stand in reverence before what may be passing between that person and the Lord. He knows. With our prayers we draw closer. We hope that person is in the hands of the Lamb who was slain for him, for her, for you. No separation there either. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, p. 316.