“I don’t remember The Rose.”
This would be back in the Ludvigson Homeschool days.
“We read about Martin Luther, the Reformation and the 95 Theses. But I do not recall The Rose.“
Probably because we did not have Google and Pinterest. And possibly because we are not Lutheran.
“But Martin Luther’s Reformation goes beyond the Lutheran church.”
And of course, you know how much I love and appreciate Martin Luther’s hymn, A Mighty Fortress is Our God!
“We can thank Hummer for that! She hummed the tune all through the house. And rehearsed it in 4-part harmony with her boys!”
Yes! And googled forever trying to find a particularly loved choir rendition, from her 1970 college days. She never found it, but she did find another beautiful arrangement.
Here it is again:
Back to The Rose.
“I like it. It seems to bring the aged teaching to a simpler mentality, so that the Reformation can be remembered.”
It would have been a great teaching tool when the boys were younger.
“And it would have stuck with me, too!”
Well, it’s not too late! Let’s take a look at The Rose now, With the 500th Reformation Anniversary just one day away, there is no time to lose!
“And whether an adult or a child, The Rose is perfectly suited for memory and simple understanding.”
Yes, there is a lot of heavy theological language to decipher when reading even the children’s level Martin Luther and the Reformation.
“But remaining uninformed is not the solution.”
Believe it or not, in each day of life, Reformation Decisions are made, by each of us! Decisions that affect eternity.
“And that is why The Rose is so intriguing!”
And Martin Luther literally staked his life on it. How grateful I am for his testimony. His courage. His tenacious hard work. For us.
Life is Lovelier with Lace. . .
Did you notice The Rose, is a rose? And a rose is a favorite in the lace crochet world! So simply could the Reformation and The Rose coordinate with a LUDVIGSON LACE creation. Hmm. We will have to see about that!
Enjoy October 31st this year! Halloween is preprinted on most calendars. And for the Ludvigsons, there is a birthday celebration added on that date!
(🎉 Happy Birthday, Brent!🎂)
Whatever you do, don’t forget the 500th year Reformation celebration! And tuck The Rose in your back pocket. Or your memory bank. Remember The Rose…always.
With Roses and Lace,
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