Christoph F. Blumhardt Johann C. Blumhardt
.Thoughts on Children
Johann Christoph Blumhardt Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt
The Plough Publishing House
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Murderers confessed, and broken marriages were restored. Marked by the transformation of lives and relationships, this awakening spread like a quiet tide through Germany and beyond, despite the efforts of a cynical press and Johann Blumhardt’s nervous ecclesiastical superiors. Christoph Blumhardt’s essay, Jesus is the Victor, is rooted in this experience. He refers to it in several places, and it is obviously pivotal to his thinking.
In a world where medical advances seem to promise cures for everything, it’s tempting to believe that we can live free of pain. But we know that even the best medicine cannot forestall death and decay, or solve the riddles of mental and emotional illness. All of us will get sick, and all of us will die. How, then, to respond to the inevitability of suffering? And how to help those who live in fear of disease; people who spend their waking hours worrying about what the doctor said, or asking God to remove real or perceived burdens?With childlike confidence...
Christians the world over pray "Thy kingdom come" daily, but do they know what they are asking for? These short selections will spark a burning expectation for this kingdom to break into this world, here and now. Compiled by Vernard Eller.