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This post was written by Lynn Wellumsom, our national WMF(Women’s Missionary Federation) president and published in the Fall edition of the Helping Hand Newsletter.  I thought it spoke to our monthly theme of Reformation, and received her permission to share it on the Lutheran Ladies Connection blog.  For more information on the Women’s Missionary Federation, click on WMF on our header.

Katie Von Bora Luther entered a convent around the age of five.  She used a slate and chalk, my darling six-year old Naomi entered Riverside Christian School with an ipad.  Virtually the same size.  Same or different?

Katie met, got acquainted and married Martin Luther through difficult and dangerous circumstances.  Today people go to On-Line dating services and search for a perfect mate.  Same or different?

Katie and Luther, as married adults, lived in tumultuous times.  Today our nation is going through cataclysmic changes.  Same or different?

Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis to the church door, the bulletin board of its day.  Anyone can post on Facebook today.  Same or different?

Martin translated the Bible from original languages.  Wycliffe Bible translators, in some cases, can speak a language into a computer that translates into another language.  Same or different?

The biblical theology Luther discovered was quickly disseminated through pamphlets and books using Guttenberg’s new invention, the printing press.  Kindle makes it possible to access millions of books in electronic form almost instantly, less trees die.  Same or different?

Times and methods may change but the message remains:  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.

 

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