God is Dead

God is dead

The father of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther, was under extreme pressure. He was being hunted by men violently opposed to the Doctrines of Grace, was disliked by political foes, he suffered from physical maladies, and had a busy schedule with difficult deadlines. There were many times that Luther struggled with feelings of depression.

One morning after a few days of depression, the story is told that Luther walked into his kitchen.  There was his wife, making his breakfast, dressed all in black and wearing a black veil.

“Katrina,” Luther asked, “why are you dressed all in black?  Has some dear friend died?”

His wife, the former nun replied, “Yes, Husband, God is dead.”

Horrified by Katrina’s words, Luther became animated explaining how silly such thoughts were and impossible at that.  When he’d had his say Katrina simply replied, “By the way you’ve been acting lately, it seemed as if you thought God was dead.”

Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within my? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God(Psalm 43:5).


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