Today, in church, we had a short time of remembering 9/11 and later, a time of communion. Last night I wrote some of my thoughts about what happened ten years ago and I was still thinking about that when we sang this song.
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God...
I thought about the images that take over my sleep sometimes, the stories I read on the internet, the footage flashed across the TV screen -- all signs of a desperate world. The words to this hymn are like an underscore, a set of parentheses, an exclamation point and a period, all at once.
This world is filled with evil but one little word from our God will silence everything. His kingdom is forever.