The scary sense of God being in control of everything: that means God visits sickness and death upon the earth. Don’t fear! He also visits life and resurrection.
– Dennis Matyas
Yet nights will bring their sadness and rob our hearts of peace.
And sin in all its madness around us may increase
But now one Star is beaming whose rays have pierced the night
God comes for our redeeming from sin’s oppressive might.
God dwells with us in darkness and makes the night as day;
Yet we resist the brightness and turn from God away.
But grace does not forsake us, however far we run.
God claims us still as children through Mary’s infant son.
– The Night Will Soon Be Ending, Lutheran Service Book, Hymn 337 (text Jochen Klepper; tr. Herman G Stuempfle Jr.)