There’s a poster in our Youth Wing that says, “Do you seriously think God can’t use you?”
Then it lists a whole lot of people from the Bible who no one would ever think could be used for the furtherance of God’s Kingdom.
- Noah was a drunk.
- Abraham was too old.
- Jacob was a liar.
- Samson was a womanizer.
- Rahab was a prostitute (who ended up in the generational line of Jesus).
- Elijah was suicidal.
- Lazarus was dead.
God also used a crazy man in the 16th century who was rude, crude and a Jew hater. He was also a worry wart, always thinking God was going to strike him dead for his sin. His name was Martin Luther and the reason you are a Baptist, Methodist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Pentecostal or even a non-denominational believer is because of what he did on Oct. 31, 1517, commonly called the Protestant Reformation. It’s been 501 years since the day faith in God was RE-formed, and we celebrate our independence from hierarchical religion and cherish the truth that we can come to God on our own, by faith, through his Son Jesus Christ. Though this truth has always been with us, it was hidden for centuries. What Martin Luther did changed the direction of Christianity forever—all because God used this one man.
Every Christian should celebrate the third greatest Holy Day of the year after Christmas and Easter: Reformation Day, not that silly Halloween, the day that ghouls, ghosts and gross gaggles of the grave are happily acclaimed while death, murder and fiendish activity is lionized.
It all came about in this way: Continue Reading