Good Morning October 31

October 31st marks the beginning of the Protestant Reformation with the posting of Luther’s 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany. We always include Martin Luther’s famous hymn A Mighty Fortress is our God in our Reformation celebration. That hymn is based on Psalm 46 which seems most appropriate at this time.
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the Most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Come and see the works of the LORD, the desolations he has brought on the earth. He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
We do all that we can to help those in need, and pray earnestly for families who have lost loved ones. Our hope, our strength, and our peace is always in the sovereignty of the Lord our God, truly a Mighty Fortress.