Podcast – November 4, 2018 – The Multitudes Before God
The Multitudes Before God
While All Saints’ Day was really October 31, we celebrate today. We look back at those we have lost this past year and rejoice that they have joined our Heavenly Father. Pastor Rieger discusses what a saint is and how we view them in the Lutheran Church.
Holy Scripture says in Psalm 116:15, “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.” On this All Saints’ Day, we remember and give thanks and praise to God for the life and for the death of His saints. We rejoice with those who rejoice, and that includes rejoicing with those whose happiness now knows no end in the kingdom of Glory.
During the past year, families in our congregation have been impacted greatly by the death of ones we love. As those who trust in Jesus Christ, we do not grieve as the rest of the world grieves. We grieve in hope, we pray with confidence, and we live with certainty that those who have died in Christ are secure in His presence. We also rejoice that one day we shall join them in their heavenly joy, which knows no end.
We hope this message is uplifting for you and brings you closer to God and the salvation He gives us.
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