INTERNATIONALE MARTIN LUTHER STIFTUNG

The daily Luther

15th November

Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Interpretation of Martin Luther ...

Cover of "Luther Breviary"
Cover of "Luther Breviary"

The daily Luther

15th November

Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Psalm 56 (ix)

This means that our God is truly gracious, that He preserves us and does not allow a hair to fall from our head, or that our eye should shed a tear without every tear being counted. If you weep, then He will collect every tear in a golden basin or bowl. And who are these people whose tears He collects so carefully? Answer: they are poor, wretched sinners. Who collects them? This is God, the Creator of all things. If we think about this often then it will awaken within us faith, hope and charity because God is good: we have His Word as well as examples and our own experience to confirm this.

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