“But make no mistake here either: there is a recourse, direct from the hand of God Himself, when an unfriendly-looking God comes, and this recourse is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ Himself—Who conquered the devil and Who has not forsaken you.”
–By Rev. Daniel Johnson, OIM Catechist The 2015 Summer theological seminars of partner church body, The Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELC), were held in Siberia in July/August in Ekaterinburg (Ural Region) and in Novosibirsk and Tomsk. Rev. Larry Beane, pastor at Salem Lutheran Church in Gretna, Louisiana accompanied Eurasia missionary Rev. Daniel S. Johnson on […]
We have hope and belief in the resurrection, but we see it as distant and far off. In our eagerness to confess the resurrection “rightly” as Martha did, is it possible that we put faith in a far off event? Is it possible that in the here and now, we find an incomplete hope and an incomplete comfort because we see the only solutions as 1. having already passed by and 2. being agonizingly distant?
Jesus doesn’t minimize our fears or anxieties and He doesn’t deny them. Truly, He speaks, each day DOES have trouble enough of its own. But in each day He stands as Savior and Redeemer, as Brother and Friend, delivering to us the good gifts of the Heavenly Father: “all that we need for this body and life” and “for the life of the world to come.”