Love this Martin! Great size–he is large enough to cut a dashing figure, small enough to fit nicely on a bookshelf or desk… or to use more creatively! (I’m thinking of incorporating an “Elf on the Shelf” type of activity for each Sunday of 2017.)
I like that he is holding the Bible–essential, really–and that Luther’s Morning & Evening Prayers are also included. Facial expression is friendly but wise, just enough expression.
Martin Luther’s morning and evening prayers are centerpieces of Lutheran devotion. This unique Martin Luther figure featuring Luther’s famous prayers is a fun way to keep these prayers on our lips, remember the Reformation and Luther’s role in it 500 years later.
This Martin Luther plush figure from ReformationGear.com is a fun and educational way to introduce your children to one of the greatest figures in history. A visit to the web site promises interesting and useful information about the Great Reformer, too.
I plan to purchase one for my own grandchildren AND for each child I baptize during this celebration year.
St. Peter Lutheran, St. Peter, IL
Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum (The Word of the Lord Endures Forever) is the motto of the Lutheran Reformation, a confident expression of the enduring power and authority of God’s Word. The motto is based on 1 Peter 1:24–25. It first appeared in the court of Frederick the Wise in 1522. He had it sewn onto the right sleeve of the court’s official clothing, which was worn by prince and servant alike.
It was used by Frederick’s successors, his brother John the Steadfast, and his nephew John Frederick the Magnanimous. It became the official motto of the Smalcaldic League and was used on flags, banners, swords, and uniforms as a symbol of the unity of the Lutheran laity who struggled to defend their beliefs, communities, families, and lives against those who were intent on destroying them.