Friday, May 22, 2009

Fish Symbol

The Belleville News Democrat ran a nice article today about our church. Every year about this time we start seeing a beautiful light show in our church. Two beautiful arcs of light form the symbol of the fish.

In the early church the symbol of the fish represented an early creed. The first letters of the Greek word "ixthus" or "fish" are the first letters of the Greek words "Jesus, Christ, God's Son, Savior."

In the article Harold Ulkus said that Lutherans really aren't into "signs and wonders." But isn't it interesting that we get a "creed" and the Catholics always get images of Mary?