It is impossible for me to imagine that Johann Gerhard’s Sacred Meditations were written when he was only twenty-two years old. I knew nothing at twenty-two, and I sometimes feel that I know even less now! Gerhard’s Meditations are profoundly inspiring and deeply, deeply spiritual. They seem to be the work of a much older man – one who’d experienced many decades of the struggles and joys that are the human condition. Well, Sacred Meditations has long been one of my go-to daily devotionals. Re-reading it recently while on vacation in France it hit......