06 November 2011

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

He whom the serpent has wounded fatally cannot prepare a medicine for himself.  Thus we could not have prepared a cure for ourselves after we were struck by the infernal serpent.  However, in the womb of Mary, God prepared the most precious medicine against those stings by uniting personally, through the operation of the Holy Spirit, the divine and human natures in Christ so that He would be our physician and our medicine, healing the wounds of our soul, soothing our pains, restoring our health.  -- Blessed Johann Gerhard, On Christ, p. 143.

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