photo (18)President Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, addressed the LWML convention on a dubiously momentous day.  The women had been in session and had not all heard that the Supreme Court had imposed a view of marriage that was counter to natural law and Biblical revelation.  His talk to them was as always inspiring, and also honest and frank about the challenges confronting the church.  These are scary times, but as the President has said before there have always been perilous times for the church.  The church is always one generation away from extinction.  The times when the church prospered and marched forth like a mighty army were the times when it sowed the seeds of its own destruction  by compromising on doctrine and turning Christ into a self help guru rather than proclaiming Him as Savior and Lord.

The beauty of the LWML convention was the inspirational view of mission and ministry in the face of a world that seems to be going mad.  People shot in a prayer meeting, political pronouncements  that seek to destroy religious freedom, governments finding out that sooner or later you can actually run out of other peoples money to spend, terrorism, nature on the rampage, fightings and fears within and without.There is the impression given that all those women know that we have work to do before the night comes when no one can work.  One senses the echoes of Paul; “I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.” (1 Timothy 1:12)