If the Lord ever blesses Jennifer and I with another son, his name will be Calvin.
Today I was reading one of Calvin’s sermon on Micah 4:2-3, preached December 11th, 1550. He concludes his sermon with these amazing words… in a sermon given on a Thursday morning:
In light of this holy doctrine, let us prostrate ourselves before the face of our gracious God in acknowledgment of our sins. Let us pray that it may please God to open our eyes that we may be able to recognize his Son, who is God’s living image. And may we so acknowledge him that, in rendering him the honor which is due, we lean entirely on him, thereby demonstrating that we are truly his people. May we want only to humble ourselves before him, praying that our profession of faith, based on the Gospel, redound to our profit, that, acknowledging our sins and confessing them before his majesty, we ask only for his forgiveness in the true confidence that he will forgive us in the name of his Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. And although we are so mistrustful as to distance ourselves from God when he calls us for our own good, may it please God to sustain us, and so validate our Lord Jesus Christ’s death and passion, that we experience its fruit. And in accordance with God’s knowledge of our needs, may he increase his grace more and more within us. And my God not only grant us this grace, but grant it also to all peoples and all nations of the earth.