How tall are we standing in a broken world?
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“But dedicate your lives to Christ as Lord.
Always be ready to defend your confidence in God
when anyone asks you to explain it.
However, make your defense with gentleness and respect.”
1 Peter 3:15 God’s Word to the Nations
It took almost twenty years to build the Castle Church in Wittenberg. It was completed only eight years before When Luther posted his 95 theses on the church door, the church was only eight years old. This round tower was not a part of the original building. A band near the top strikes the reformation theme, “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott,” which you know better as “a mighty fortress is our God.”
For centuries this tower has proclaimed that God is a mighty fortress. Through wars and tragedies, it has stood proclaiming the might of God, even during atheistic Communist rule.
What about our lives? Are they similar to this tower? Do they continue to proclaim the love of God in Christ no matter our life circumstances?
The reality is that we don’t always stand tall, but we do stand under the cross.
May people see Jesus and his compassion for sinful humanity in you and me. He is our mighty fortress. On this fact we stand tall.
Copyright Douglas P Brauner