Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

Therefore, when all manner of empty comforts and human trifles are foisted upon you, simply reply: Jesus Christ is the best comfort in every trouble. He is the oldest source of consolation. I will stay with Him. It is good to keep what is old. The old God and the old comfort are always best. Others have no lasting power. The heart cannot be at peace apart from Christ’s comfort. New bread, new calendars, new things each year-I count them but trifles. The old God and the old comfort are always best. 

The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)
Meditation 21
p. 190

Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

By marriage, great wars between great lords are often reconciled and settled. Likewise, by marriage which Jesus Christ celebrates with our hearts, the great conflict between God and mankind is brought to a harmonious end.

The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)
Meditation 20
p. 176

Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

God the Father was the ancient Nobleman at this wedding, endowing His two children honorably and generously. Adam and Eve were fatherless and motherless. They were poor orphans. God the Father adopted them and bequeathed as dowry the emperorship of the whole world. 

The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)
Meditation 19
p. 171

Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

Adam did an evil work on the first Friday whereby we were all condemned. But You, O Lord Jesus, atoning for Adam’s sin, did a good work on Good Friday whereby we have all been saved and restored to the estate from which we have been banished. 

The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)
Meditation 18
p. 167

Orthodox Lutheran Father Quote of the Day

Now whoever would find the true Fountain of life and well of our salvation must by no means neglect but rather hear the Gospel and use the Sacraments. Then Jesus, the River of life, with all His gifts will be instantly poured into his heart.

The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)
Meditation 16
p. 154