The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Katherine Von Bora 1499 – 1552

Katherine Von Bora 1499 – 1552

Katherine Von Bora was the nun who married Martin Luther. Her father put her into the convent when she was just a child. At age sixteen, she officially became a nun. Around the same time, Martin Luther boldly nailed the ninety-five theses to the church door and started a new way of thinking. The nuns informed Martin Luther that they wanted to escape from the convent. After the escape, most of the other nuns married within two years, except Katherine. In a short amount of time, Luther and Katherine were falling in love. Luther wisely kept the idea far away from his mind. He knew that there was a price on his head and that he had no way of supporting a wife and family.

Finally, he gave in and they married. Martin was 42 and Katherine 25 years old. It was not easy for Katherine to settle this hyperactive preacher into a kind and loving husband. However she possessed great virtue (much like the Prov. 31 woman) which soon melted his heart. He loved her dearly, in fact, he had many pet names for his beloved. Lovingly she bore six children; whom she nursed and taught with care. After Luther’s death she had to flee because of the war that broke out. Once she fell out of a wagon into a ditch full of icy water. She died later because of that cold submersion.

Katherine is good to know about because of her example of diligence, love, respect and virtue. Most of the time her name slips behind the scenes and her story forgotten. We do indeed have much to learn from her example! One way that we can apply her example to our lives, is to take compassion on our Pastor’s wife. Often they, much like Katherine, slip behind the scenes in our churches. We all know that they get worn out and tired just like the rest of us, except with even more stress and worry. My concluding thought with you is: What can we do to encourage our Pastors wife this week?