Two more weekends! We are on the marathon to finish a summer full of events such as weddings, wedding anniversaries, birthdays and family reunions. To make it busier, I have been engaged to play piano and organ at some of these.
Overlaid over all this celebrating was all the world-wide political turmoil, and this reminds me of Jesus' saying, that he will come like a thief in the night while people are busy doing their business, getting married... Even Luther said, in any case, if he knew ahead of time, he would still plant that apple tree, do what he loved.
Nevertheless, as we know, man is like the grass, here today, fresh and green, and gone tomorrow. I did feel very mortal this summer. I did lose some sleep worrying over Korea and the new missiles. Fall will come and after seasons or weddings and anniversaries come seasons of funerals and losses. But please not such a horror as we can imagine.
We've been reading Romans, at home, and it helped me. One, if Abraham is the father of faith believing that from death can come new life, so can we. And also, if Christ died for all of us, we can die, too. We shall, by God's grace, follow in their footsteps, dying and rising.