Today’s Sunday Service was one of those when the Word of God that was preached and hymn sung hits me like…I don’t have the words of it. But what I have is the living hope that Christ has secured my salvation. According to God’s great mercy. By his great power. For my joy. And for God’s glory. Hallelujah!
Because the past resurrection happened
Our future is secure
Therefore, our present is joy.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
According to his great mercy,
he has caused us to be born again to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance that is
kept in heaven for you,
who by God’s power are being guarded
for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
In this you rejoice,
though now for a little while, if necessary,
you have been grieved by various trials,
so that the tested genuineness of your faith
—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—
may be found to result in praise and glory and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Though you have not seen him, you love him.
Though you do not now see him, you believe in him
and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible
and filled with glory,
obtaining the outcome of your faith,
the salvation of your souls.”
(1 Peter 1:3–9, ESV)