Saturday, April 25, 2015

JE #43

April 24: The Commemoration of Johann Walter, kantor

The Bridegroom soon will call us,
Come, all ye wedding guests!
May not His voice appall us,
While slumber binds our breasts;
May all our lamps be burning,
And oil be found in store,
That we, with Him returning,
May open find the door.
Today is the Feast of St. Mark
 But the word of God increased and multiplied.
And Barnabas and Saul returned from Jerusalem when they had completed their service, bringing with them John, whose other name was Mark.
(Acts 12:24-25 ESV)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

JE #42

Today we commemorate Anselm of Canterbury, theologian

I acknowledge, Lord, and I give thanks that you have created your image in me, so that I may remember you, think of you, love you. But this image is so obliterated and worn away by wickedness, it is so obscured by the smoke of sins, that it cannot do what it was created to do, unless you renew and reform it. I am not attempting, O Lord, to penetrate your loftiness, for I cannot begin to match my understanding with it, but I desire in some measure to understand your truth, which my heart believes and loves. For I do not seek to understand in order that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this too I believe, that "unless I believe, I shall not understand." (Isa. 7:9)

Monday, April 20, 2015

JE #41

Today is the commemoration of Johannes Bugenhagen, pastor
If you know Jesus well, it is enough, even if you know nothing else.
    If you do not know Jesus, whatever else you learn is nothing.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

JE #40

April 6: Commemoration of Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Dürer, Artists

Jesus and the Adulteress - Cranach (1532)

The Adoration of the Magi - Durer (1504-05)

JE #39

March 31: Commemoration of St. Joseph, Patriarch

But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

(Genesis 50:19-21 ESV)