The Blessed Martins
I really enjoy saints’ days and the opportunity to reflect on the mighty warriors of old, the men and women of faith and trust in Christ our Savior. Of course we do not pray to them, but neither must we ever forget them. For in remembering we thank God for the gifts He gave to them, and to us through them. We imitate their faith and their virtues. We learn of the way of the cross through their example and we are encouraged by them as we run the race set out before us. Now, if this is all true, why do I only rarely have something to say on a day set aside to honor and remember one of the saints in particular? Well, because Aardvark Alley always does such a nice job anything I would have to add would be redundant!
Happy Martin Chemnitz’ day, and … happy Martin Luthers’ birthday! Chemnitz was born on November 9 and Luther on November 10.