When Christians visit

Rev. William Weedon offers a great quote from C. F. W. Walther, the father of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (the reference being to an excellent devotional book drawn from Walther’s writings translated by Gerhard Grabenhofer, one of my former students!)

Each rejoices when another rejoices, and each regards himself as a greater sinner than another. He is therefore honored to receive a visit from even the humblest Christian, for he knows this individual carries within himself the Spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ, just as Mary carried Jesus bodily in her womb. He also knows that, in his fellow Christian, Christ is making a visit. – *God Grant It!* p. 907

Notice the theology of Christ’s presence in ordinary people, which is basic to the doctrine of vocation.

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • billye

    When my Christian friends visit, the bond of Christian love is there and it is alway special. After years of seperation because of moves and distance, when we get together there is still plenty to talk about. The Spirit of Christ does great work in the human heart.

  • billye

    When my Christian friends visit, the bond of Christian love is there and it is alway special. After years of seperation because of moves and distance, when we get together there is still plenty to talk about. The Spirit of Christ does great work in the human heart.

  • fw

    YES! that is it.

  • fw

    YES! that is it.


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