Monday, October 23, 2017

On Suffering

"In 1523 an Augustinian friar, Lambert Thorn was arrested for adhering to his evangelical faith. Thorn spent five years in prison where he eventually died in 1528 - without recanting. On January 19, 1524 early in Thorn's imprisonment, Luther sent Thorn a letter of spiritual encouragement.
Luther led with reminders of Thorn's union with Christ and the strength this union provides: "Christ who is in you, has given abundant testimony that you do not need my words, for he himself suffers in you and is glorified in you. He has taken captive in you and reigns in you. He is oppressed in you and triumphs in you" Christ in us is not only the hope of glory; our union with him is also our sure hope this side of glory.
Luther told Lambert to be "mindful that you are not suffering alone but that He is with you who says, 'I will be with him in trouble; because he has set his love upon me, therefore I will deliver him. I will set him on high because he has known my name ... Be of good courage and he will strengthen your heart" Luther's counsel is the counsel of the Word: "He has said: In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Counseling Under The Cross - How Martin Luther Applied The Gospel To Daily LIfe by Bob Kellemen, pg. 108

Be encouraged Saints God is with you and God is for you.

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