Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday after Ash Wednesday - OT and Writing

It never ceases to amaze me how absolutely appropriate certain day's readings are.  Today we wake up to news of death from an earthquake and read in Genesis 3 of the reason there are earthquakes - creation has been subjected to the curse of our sin.  And then there are these words from Luther today:

The good God permits such small evils to befall us merely in order to arouse us snorers from our deep sleep and to make us recognize, on the other hand, the incomparable and innumerable benefits we still have. He wants us to consider what would happen if He were to withdraw His goodness from us completely. In that spirit Job said (2:10): “Shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?”
...from all calamity by fire and water; and from everlasting death: Good Lord, deliver us

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