Homilies, Musings, and What-not from a Lutheran Chaplain
31 October 2018
No Other Foundation
You can see it in the Wittenberg Altarpiece, but if you missed it, the inscription at the top makes it clear: "No other foundation: Jesus Christ!" And so, oddly, the whole structure of the Church's sacramental life is depicted largely, upheld by the foundation, the outspread arms of the Crucified, to whom Luther is pointing from his open Bible in the pulpit. And so the stones in the background: He's the foundation. He upholds the lot. The Church literally rests on Him, upheld by His outstretched arms. Blessed Reformation 501!