Jesus reigns in love among those who are baptized in His name. He says, “They shall be mine.” In the proclamation of His Son, God makes His justice clear defining “the distinction between the righteous and the wicked”. He truly is “the King”, who governs His Church with all authority in heaven and on earth. He has come into His Kingdom by His cross, and He graciously remembers us in Paradise.
Therefore, do not weep for Him, but with repentant faith “weep for yourselves and for your children”. Then the mountains and hills of Jerusalem, His holy Church, shall cover you with His righteousness and peace. For “All things were created through him and for him”, and “all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell” bodily in Him, reconciling all things to Himself “by the blood of His cross”.
These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.