Greeting and Family Matters for Sunday, June 17, 2018     

There is a quality of tenderness about God that hymn writers help us comprehend. In “My Soul, Now Praise Your Maker,” author Johann Gramann writes: “For as a tender father has pity on his children here, God in His arms will gather All who are His in childlike fear” (LSB 820:3). Although the words were written almost five hundred years ago, we can sense what the author wanted to convey – that God’s love is kind and complete and comforting. We are children of the heavenly Father who hopefully wait for His restoration of the world, which will be completed by our loving Savior Jesus Christ.