“Verbum Domini Manet in Aeternum 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.”
This description of the Lutheran motto and its initials is found in Concordia: The Lutheran Confessions Readers Edition. In the photo below you will see a car window sticker with this image I just put on the back of my car. I had a bunch of them printed, so I would like to send one to any of you who read this and are interested. All I need you to do is send your mailing address to me by email (caauwejw-at-mac-dot-com). I’ll drop one in the mail for you, along with a sheet of installation instructions.
[Update: As of right now, all the stickers I have on hand are spoken for. I’ll send out the ones I have, and perhaps I’d be able to order more in the future. Some had asked about the cost—I had a credit for this order. If I ordered more, I could send them out for the cost, which is around $2. Let me know if you’d be interested in that, either in the comments below or by email.]