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When one can’t flee the plague

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  1. Avatar Ron says:

    I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was pointed here by a friend who posted the link of Facebook. I really liked this. Having the perspective of a Christian I respected who went through similar (definitely worse in some ways) trying times to ours in provides some relatability as I seek the Lord’s comfort. Thanks for the caring words!

    1. Avatar Roy Askins says:

      Ron,

      Thank you for commenting. Luther always insisted on pointing to Christ and His work. Our fears grow out of our own efforts. When I trust in myself, any disease or plague is frightening. When I trust in my work, then I become afraid watching the stock market tumble and my retirement dwindling. When I look at the church and see it in decline, I become afraid and begin to think I must do more. When I see my sin for what it is, I become afraid because I cannot atone for my sin. In Christ, however, we have comfort. He suffered and died for us, and gives us this forgiveness and His work in Holy Baptism.

      I encourage you to look at Luther’s explanation to the Third Article of the Creed for more information. https://catechism.cph.org/en/creed.html

      Send me an email if you have more questions. lutheran.witness@lcms.org

  2. Avatar Andrew Couch says:

    Thank you for this reminder that God is in control of the world, as opposed to sin being in control. Something like this makes me feel very out of control. I pray God help sustain me in faith that He will care for me and my family. He has already bought us with the blood of the Lamb.

  3. Avatar Kelly Rottmann says:

    Excellent reminders. Thank you!

  4. Avatar Alem Ganti says:

    God bless you for your wonderful encouraging message. May God equip you with His Holy Spirit and heavenly vision so that you can deliver more timely solutions to human problems. Stay blessed.

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