10 January 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

Such an exchange between heavenly joy and divine sorrow continues for the entire time of a Christian's life-span.  Christ bestows wine at times; at other times, water.  Finally someday the Lord Christ will bring His bride into eternal life.... At that time, all the water of tribulation and anxiety will cease, there shall no longer be suffering or pain, Rev. 21:4.  Instead, we shall be given to drink from the rich commodities of the house of God, Ps. 36:8. -- Blessed Johann Gerhard on the Epiphany 2 Gospel, *Postilla I:160*

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