God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.
Psalm 46:1, 11
Reformation Day is sometimes treated as merely a nod to history for those who claim Luther’s legacy. But the great Reformation is not about recalling a hero. It is about reclaiming the Gospel in our own time. The once and eternal call is to “fear God and give Him glory” (Revelation 14:7). This fear is nothing less than faith, although it is more. It is respect for the Law that condemns our sin and trust in the Gospel that forgives us. It is reverence before the God who could have settled for being just but instead chose to be merciful. With joy, we claim the heritage and enjoin the responsibility of keeping this faith pure, vigorously proclaiming this faith both within and outside the company of the faithful.