Since I didn’t grow up in the States, October 31st holds different memories for me. Growing up and attending church in a little corner in SE Asia, the last Sunday of October was always reserved for observing Reformation Day. Martin Luther was commemorated for leaving his mark in the history of Christendom.
It was on October 31, 1517 Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of All Saints Church in Wittenburg, Germany. It is reported that the original wooden doors were burned down in the 1700’s. The present doors are bronze, bearing the theses in Latin.
I was hoping we would sing “A Mighty Fortress” at church yesterday, but we didn’t. Nonetheless we will be doing a bit of Reformation Day observance in our house today – bringing in a bit of my heritage. Blessings to you all – I hope you have a lovely week!