“For you?” – a sermon by Gerhard O. Forde was printed in The Lutheran (April 1996) 12‐13.
To read about tampering with this sermon, please click here for a pdf document.
In this season of Epiphany we remember that the Lord works in mysterious ways, his wonders to perform. We are coming out of winter, the darkest time of year. We celebrate the coming of the light. “The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5). During this season the light has been increasing. Soon it will explode.
In this season of Epiphany we celebrate the coming of the light, as the Gospel of John begins: “In him was life and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:4-5). We know “The Lord works in mysterious ways his wonders to perform.” One of the great mysteries of life is prayer. Is it a way to tip the scales of the universe in our favor? That seems wrong, but what do we say? Are there dos and don’ts we should know about?