Did you know that today is also Reformation Day? On this day in 1517, a simple priest named Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a door. He later translated the Scripture into German, in a belief that God’s Word should be available in the language of the people – not in a foreign tongue, which only a few highly educated people could understand.
The true treasure of the Church is the Holy Gospel of the glory and grace of God. (Luther, 95 Theses)
Feelings come and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God–
Naught else is worth believing.
Though all my heart should feel condemned
For want of some sweet token,
There is One greater than my heart
Whose Word cannot be broken.
I’ll trust in God’s unchanging Word
Till soul and body sever,
For, though all things shall pass away,
HIS WORD SHALL STAND FOREVER! – Luther
Today reminds me again of the rich blessing I have to possess God’s Word in my heart language. It reminds me of the blessing I have to attend church and hear God’s Word spoken in my heart language.
It seemed like a great day to take the Bible Stack Challenge. I stacked up all the Bibles I could quickly find in our home. It included my computer, as I easily have access to many different versions through it. This didn’t include three Bibles that belong to our children, which I couldn’t find easily, and possibly various others.
A true treasure.
I know today is often a busy one. But in the midst of candy and costumes, I challenge you to take a few minutes and thank God for the blessing of His Word. Stack up the Bibles in your house and share the picture with your friends. Use the picture to remind you and your family to pray for the almost 2,000 languages waiting for “the true treasure of the Church.”