On this Reformation Sunday, let us consider the hymn, A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, written by Martin Luther, the great reformer. This hymn, based on Psalm 46, is so rich in theology that even if you were born on a desert island and you had never seen a Bible if you came across this hymn, in its ten verses, you would have it all. As Martin Luther was dying, he was asked, "Brother Martin, are you willing to die in the faith which you have proclaimed all your life?" Luther spoke up so that everybody could hear. "Yes, yes," he said. A little bit later he fell asleep. In other words, he fell into the hands of the God who always had been his refuge and strength, a God who was a very present help in trouble. Martin did not fear death. Sooner or later each of us will cross the threshold of death and face our God. Thanks to God we all have been given a Savior who says, "I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine." There is no other God than the Lord God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. There is no other Savior than Jesus, our Redeemer to whom the Spirit of God points us. And rest assured that Jesus stands by us in this life and forever.