Our faith in the Son of God accompanies us throughout our lives: it constitutes the content of divine services and our conversations. It is also an expression of our relationship with God and our living assurance and hope.
In our Second Article of Faith we profess our belief in the Son of God: “I believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried, entered the realm of the dead, rose again from the dead on the third day, and ascended into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty, from where He will return.”
This confession accompanies us throughout our lives: it constitutes the content of our divine services and our conversations. It is also an expression of our relationship with God and our living assurance and hope. We can derive three pillars of faith from this, which will give us spiritual stability throughout the year:
- Jesus loves me! He proved His love: He died for you and me.
- Jesus is the greatest! He has all the power and authority. He conquered sin, death, and hell.
- Jesus will come back! He will return soon for our salvation, for our redemption.
These three pillars give us orientation and stability in life, even if things are sometimes shaken up, even if a strong wind blows in our faces.
In 2021, too, let us continue to be determined: let us orient ourselves by Jesus Christ and be consistent with the will of God. Let us constantly check that everything in our lives is in harmony with Jesus Christ. And if not, let us take the necessary measures and make the required corrections.
The Lord is coming soon! This is our faith, our assurance, and our joyful anticipation.
Final examsMarch 2021
Anyone who trains for a trade or studies for a profession has to sit final exams. The examinees do not have to be perfect and pass with distinction, earning a summa cum laude, but it should be evident that they are capable of handling their chosen profession without any problems.