Monday, July 23, 2007

A Mighty Fortress

In the midst of reading about those who were killed in Pakistan today, the ongoing crisis in Darfur, the war in Iraq, the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the floods in England, the plane crash in Brazil, the deadly rains in China, the migrant workers lost off the coast of the Canary Islands, and all of the other daily tragic stories that come up, this Martin Luther hymn was a good reminder of who's in charge:

"And though this world, with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.
The prince of darkness grim,
We tremble not for him;
His rage we can endure,
For lo! his doom is sure;
One little word will fell him."
-Martin Luther