“A great multitude from all tribes and peoples and languages,” cry out “salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne”. Faith-filled saints from every place and time “shall see him as he is” and with unified voices eternally magnify the Lamb of God. In our earthly tension vacillating between saint and sinner, faith and doubt, we earnestly seek Jesus to calm our fears, comfort our spirits, and forgive our sins. The Holy Spirit, through faith in Christ propels us forward, fortifying us in Word and Sacrament, to our eternal home. In the midst of our constant struggle as believers, we need to be blessed. And so we are. The poor in spirit, the meek, the hungry, the thirsty, the merciful, the pure, and the persecuted are all blessed and we will most certainly inherit the kingdom of heaven.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.