(Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms)
As a Reformed Christian, I celebrate the life of a great saint God used to change history. Here are a few thoughts, blogs and video clips that commemorate today's event. Some thoughts from the Desiring God Blog
It was a backwater German town called Eisleben on November 10, 1483—today marks 525 years.
There Martin Luther had his inauspicious beginning. He was born a poor boy, son of a coal miner. And by a strange providence, Luther died in the same town 62 years later on February 18, 1546, even though he spent barely any of his life there.
In the intervening 6 decades, the world changed—and Luther, under God, was the chief catalyst.
The pope excommunicated Luther in January of 1521, making him a marked man. For the last 25 years of his life, he lived with the awareness that each day could be his last. He often expressed surprise that he was still alive.
Other's celebrating are
1517: Happy Birthday Martin Luther
And a very interesting video I found. Enjoy. The Reformation Polka. Very funny.