Thursday, February 18, 2016

On the day of Luther's passing

It was on this day in the year 1546 that Martin Luther fell asleep in Jesus.  Luther did not die in fear; it is said that as his life ebbed away he continually repeated the great Gospel verse, John 3:16. Fortified by God's Word, Luther believed that he would not perish but have everlasting life through faith in God's Son.

But God beheld my wretched state

Before the world's foundation

And mindful of His mercies great

He planned my soul's salvation

A Father's heart He turned to me

Sought my redemption fervently

He gave His dearest treasure