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THE FAITH OF THE WISE MEN

 

The star they had seen rising led them until it stopped over the place where the child was. They were overwhelmed with joy to see the star. Matthew 2: 9-10

The wise men struggled to continue believing the words of the prophets when they were led to such an inappropriate setting for a royal birth. God comforted and strengthened them with the star. It was closer to them now than it was at the beginning. It guided them. When they started out, it was far away from them, and they didn’t know where they would find the king.

Christians experience something similar when they successfully endure trials. Near the end, God feels close to them. He becomes so clearly recognizable that they not only forget about their affliction but also desire more of it so that they can become stronger. They are no longer bothered by the circumstances of Christ’s life. They know by experience that anyone who wants to find Christ must realize that it will seem as if he is only finding disgrace. The wise men would have felt ashamed if they had slipped and said what they were probably thinking in their hearts, “Oh my, what have we here! I can’t wait to take another journey and look for new kings!” They felt like they were being led down a blind alley.

Our foolish nature often feels this way when trying to follow God’s words. Since the wise men became so happy when they saw the star, we can infer that they faced these doubts and were deeply depressed. Their joy indicates that their hearts had been greatly disturbed. They struggled with their doubts, and there was certainly enough reason for doubt in this situation. So Christ really means it when he says: “Whoever doesn’t lose his faith in me is indeed blessed” (Matthew 11:6).

From: Martin Luther’s

"Through FAITH alone"

 

Jesus Christ is with us every day throughout the all year 2013. 
Have a blessed new year 2013!

Reverend Thomas Vaga  

 

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2015

Thomas Vaga was unanimously voted as the new E.E.L.K. Bishop at the May 2015 Synod meeting.  

 

 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church Eesto Synod is now officially registered as a charity in the State of New Jersey - June 2014

 

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Thomas Vaga is the new Bishop electus for the E.E.L.K. - May 2015

The Evangelical Lutheran Church Eesti Synod is now officially registered in the State of New Jersey. - June 2014

 

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2016

Photos from the E.E.L.K. 2016 Sinod Meetings in Toronto

2015

A New Bishop Electus for an Old Organization  Tiiu Roiser

2014

2014 E.E.L.K. Sinod in LA

2013

2013 E.E.L.K. Sinod Meeting

2012

The Faith of Wise Men - Happy New Year 2013 - Thomas Vaga - 2012

"How the Church & Congregations Called, Gathered & Strengthened the Refugees' Sense of Identity & Hope"  Dean Thomas Vaga - 2012

2011

The USA Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Synods Discussed The Need To Review The Unification Voting  
Airi Vaga - May 17th, 2011

E.E.L.K. Lakewood Pühavaimu Church Service Ending the Synod Meetings  - Pastor Markus Vaga - May 15th, 2011


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