In a world so full of discord, hate, falsehood, sickness, ruin, and death, I am thankful for a week to remember what is true and what will prevail in the end: peace, love, faith, joy, hope, and belief.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God”
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead”
1 Peter 1:3
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”
“Since I read, ‘Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out’ (John 6:37), I came, and he did not cast me out.” -Spurgeon
By God’s grace, arranged and played by Kate
“…in the end, the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
Return of the King, JRR Tolkien
“May our fellowship with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ, be unquestionable. May it be fuel. May it fill us with joy. May it be a most real fact this day. May we enjoy it to the full, knowing whom we have believed, knowing who is our Father, knowing who it is that dwells in us, even the Holy Spirit.
“Take away from us everything that might hinder our delighting ourselves in God. May we come to God this day with a supreme joy. May we speak of Him as “God, my exceeding joy, my own God is He.”
May God grant that each child of His knows Him better today. That they meditate on His Word and hang every hope on Him. That they experience again and in different ways His power to strengthen, satisfy, and comfort.
“The life is the best music. Oh, set it to good music, we pray, and help us throughout all our lives to keep the right notes.” C.H. Spurgeon