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Five Minutes a Day with Luther
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Bible Passage:John 17:1

These things Jesus spoke; and lifting up His eyes to heaven, He said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify Thy Son, that the Son may glorify Thee,

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Father, the hour is come; glorify Thy Son.  To "glorify" signifies to praise, to extol, to magnify, and make of great fame, The hour (as He would say) is now approaching and is at hand, in which I am to suffer, and to die a death the most ignominious of all deaths; by which all my renown) the splendor of my life and name.  and my dignity, will be obscured and darkened.  He prays with such feeling and so urgently, as though He were now hanging on the cross, and wished to say: I am now in the midst of disgrace and death and lie buried in the deepest darkness.  Now is the time to deliver Me, that I may be exalted and raised to honors.  That the Son also may glorify Thee.  He is the Son of God from everlasting, with the same majesty, power and honor; but now in the world he is in exile, in infirmity, in death, in disgrace, as though deserted by His Father and all men, Therefore it is that He thus prays: "I know, O Father, that I came into the world by Thy sending, and that therefore Thou wilt not suffer Thy Son to remain buried in His darkness.  Wherefore be pleased to glorify Me, not that I might thereby please Myself, but do it for Thine own honor and glory."

And though awhile He be
Hid from the eyes of men,
His people look to see
Their great High Priest again:
In brightest glory He will come,
And take His waiting people home.

aka Pastor Robin Fish
It isn't whether we win or lose, it is "Do we stand faithfully?"

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