Remembrance Sunday pulls at our emotions: We feel thankful for the sacrifice of the past but unsettled about the present and fearful of the future. But Psalm 9 gives us the antidote to fear and worry… if only the God and Saviour of the Psalmist is our God and Saviour too.
“O Lord!” Cries the Psalmist, “How Majestic is your name in all the earth!” Perhaps you’ve done the same when overwhelmed by the beauty of creation or the new baby in your arms. Often we get stuck marvelling at the creation – but this Psalm takes us to the One who made it all.
Why was Martin Luther called a heretic and excommunicated when so many others were calling for reform? Because he challenged the claim that the pope and the church sat above scripture and were immune from error. Luther knew that popes, church councils and in fact every Christian, all need to sit under the Word of God!