Wednesday, June 10, 2009

+ Erwin Krause +

As I, in thanksgiving to God, fulfill my ordination vows (Psalm 116:17-19) and begin today's work towards the funeral of a dear member who died yesterday (only a few hours after his 106 year old aunt), it was good to read Psalm 116:15. This verse is always printed on the churchly obituary here. May the Holy Spirit bless Erwin's widow, children, grandchildren, sister, and all others to trust in its truth.

For with the precious blood of Christ, our Eternal and wise (see today's OT reading, Proverbs 8:22-36) Master has made us clean (John 13:1-20), and loosed our bonds to death (Psalm 116:17). Now our deaths are no longer an eternal tragedy, but precious to Him through His own death.

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