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 Pet 1:3
Are you in despair, and no longer can cope?
Then I have a message, a message of hope!
It began with a death, a death so rare,
A death so sad, but it didn’t stop there!
For Authority given, commanded on high,
restored life to this man who had grievously died!
Three days in the grave, his body reposed,
But He, from death, was freed, and our sin exposed.
And expose it He did only to show us the prize;
if we believe in Him we too will arise,
Just as He did, to a brand new life!
This message of hope obliterates strife!
It restores hope to all our disruptions.
Jesus, Our Hope, over all corruption!
Father God, thank you for hope. In Jesus’ name, Amen.