“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
(The words of Jesus, spoken in the hours before his crucifixion. John 16:33)
This world is violent and dark. It is why we need your redemption so much. Thank you for the victory you won on the cross. Give me a God-ordained optimism that keeps hoping and believing while I work alongside you to bring light into the darkness.
And with all of the saints throughout history I cry, ‘Come quickly, Lord Jesus.’ Amen”