23 April 2012

New Lutheran Quote of the Day

O God, You have given Your people a future and a hope - hope fixed and grounded  in the resurrection of Your Son, who lives and reigns, who by His Spirit has given us a vision that can look beyond the gray breakers of our successive days and through the mists that obscure Your sun, out to the quiet shore of our unending home with You.  Oh, keep us in that hope, that vision.  Let us not lose it amid the clutter of the things that we possess, that threaten ever and again to possess us.  Teach us the loose hold on Your present gifts lest we lose the greater gifts that You hold in store.  -- Martin Franzmann, Pray for Joy, p. 16, 17.

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