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Dedication of the KFUO studios at the IC in St. Louis

I had a chance to be at the dedication of the new KFUO studios at the International Center in St. Louis.  Here you see President Harrison doing the dedication ceremony over the air.  His sermon was based on the passage from Isaiah 40 – “Grass dries up, and flowers wither, but the word of our God will last forever“.  KFUO  is the longest continually operating AM radio station in the United States. Owned and operated by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS), KFUO-AM boasts an array of audio resources from worship services to inspirational music to in-depth study of God’s Word.

The Word of the Lord endures forever.  This battle cry of the Reformation comes through in various hymns such as in A Mighty Fortress: “The Word they still shall let remain.” It reminds us that the Scriptures are the only sure guide for faith and life.The motto is based on 1 Peter 1:24-25 and Isaiah 40.  It first appears in the court of Frederick the Wise in 1522. It was used by Frederick’s successors, his brother John the Steadfast, and his nephew John Frederick the Magnanimous. It was used on flags, banners, swords, and uniforms as a symbol of the unity of the Lutheran laity who struggled to defend their beliefs, communities, families, and lives against those who were intent on destroying them.

The Word of the Lord is the Christ and His mercy towards us.  May KFUO continue to proclaim Christ’s mercy faithfully until He returns.