“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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade… In all this you greatly rejoice.” 1 Peter 1:3-6a

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! HALLELUJAH! Lord Jesus, you have risen, indeed! We now live in an eternal state of matchless mercy, living hope, and great joy.

You conquered death, robbed the grave, and enriched us beyond all measure. Forgiveness for all our sins, clothed in your perfect righteousness, citizenship in your everlasting kingdom… what more could we possibly want?

No longer spiritual orphans—we are heaven-destined children of our heavenly Father. No longer slaves to sin and shame—we’re fully known and lavishly loved. All because of Who you are, Lord Jesus. All because of what you have fully and freely done for us. We praise, bless, and adore you.

Jesus, you are the firstfruits and fulfillment of every promise God made—his emphatic “Yes!” to the Day of all things new and all evil defeated.

Peace is our reality

Hope defines our future

Grace is the air we breathe

Joy is the music of our dance

God’s unwavering favor rests on us

     Oh, the wonder, marvel, and gratitude that fills our hearts today, Lord Jesus. May we spend the rest of our days living in you, by you, for you. So very Amen we pray, in your triumphant and grace-full name.