02 May 2012

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

The Lord Jesus braced Himself with the staff of His most holy cross.  He passed over the Jordan of our misery and won for Himself a twofold people which worships Him forever.  O Lord Jesus, You are the mighty Crushing Heel.  You kept Your bones unbroken on the cross because You wished with strong legs and heels to crush the skull of the devil.  Oh, what a heavy step You took!  The serpent pierced Your heel.  It cost You Your most holy blood, even life and limb.  Thus You crushed the foes of my salvation underfoot and claimed the victory.  -- Blessed Valerius Herberger, The Great Works of God III/IV, p. 227.

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