Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthian 4:16-18
But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.
I love you, O LORD, my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.
1. Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. 2. The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. 3. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 4. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; 5. make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing, 6. with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn– shout for joy before the LORD, the King.
Bible Verses: John 19:31-37
A short essay of my grand father-in-law touched my heart so deeply, and made me to think about the meaning of blood of Jesus ever so deeply this past Easter. He wrote in his essay: I was going through a surgery and I needed tons of blood. Without the supply of blood, I could not survive through. Then, I realized that money could not buy a life but only blood could extend life. Being Christian for all my life, but for the very first time, I whole-heartedly confessed, “Oh that’s what Jesus did. He shed all of His blood to extend my life eternally.”