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By Pastor Marcus Williams
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havre and Zion Lutheran Church in Chinook 

Teach us to number our days

 

Randy Martin

In 1611, Lutheran pastor and theologian Johann Gerhard wrote "A great part of Christian wisdom consists of the constant contemplation of death. It is appointed for all to die; but to die with piety, to die in Christ, to die happily is not for everyone." Gerhard lived at a time when the imminence of death was more pronounced than in our own time. In fact, while he wrote this devotional book for those near death, his newborn son died. His wife, likewise, died less than a month after it was first published. The contemplation of death is what Moses meant when he wrote those chilling words "Teac...



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