Sunday, June 3, 2012

his tribute

Matt and I have been reading more from Dietrich Bonhoeffer since reading Eric Metaxas' fantastic biography of his life.  Life Together:  revolutionary.  Cost of Discipleship: already quoted here, but I can't gush enough.  Psalms- The Prayerbook of the Bible: oh so good.  From this little beauty, I'll just share one gem...

"When our will wholeheartedly enters into the prayer of Christ, then we pray correctly.  Only in Jesus Christ are we able to pray, and with him we also know that we shall be heard.

"And so we must learn to pray.  The child learns to speak because his father speaks to him.  He learns the speech of his father.  So we learn to speak to God because God has spoken to us and speaks to us.  By means of the speech of the Father in heaven his children learn to speak with him....

God's speech in Jesus Christ meets us in the Holy Scriptures.  If we wish to pray with confidence and gladness, then the words of Holy Scripture will have to be the solid basis of our prayer.  For here we know that Jesus Christ, the Word of God, teaches us to pray.  The words which come from God become, then, the steps on which we find our way to God." (p11-12)

How grateful we are for his example (running underground seminaries in Nazi Germany- among a myriad of other bold moves he made with his too-short life) and for his words.

And since we don't know anything about what's trendy in the states these days, and we probably care too little about it anyways,  Matt decided to pitch all notions of us being at least somewhat fashionable to the wind.   So... here's my man's clearer vision tribute to this man that we love.


(goofy that I can't get the book cover bigger... sorry!)

Oh I love my husband!!!  Can't wait til he's back with us tomorrow night!  He's been travelling with Isaiah since last Tues. and it's been painful missing these two.  Even though the Lord has given us great grace on the homefront (praise be!),  we are all so terribly eager to see them both tomorrow night!!!

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