Blessed Reformation and All Saints Days!
Thy strong word did cleave the darkness;
At Thy speaking it was done.
For created light we thank Thee,
While Thine ordered seasons run.
Lo, on those who dwelt in darkness,
Dark as night and deep as death,
Broke the light of Thy salvation,
Breathed Thine own life-breathing breath.
Thy strong Word bespeaks us righteous;
Bright with Thine own holiness,
Glorious now, we press toward glory,
And our lives our hopes confess.
From the cross Thy wisdom shining
Breaketh forth in conqu’ring might;
From the cross forever beameth
All Thy bright redeeming light.
— “Thy Strong Word,” LSB 578:1-4.
From the cross shines the wisdom of God. This wisdom is foolishness to the world and the worldly.
The picture is of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in downtown Appleton, WI.