Come now and look upon the works of the Lord, what awesome things he has done on earth. Psalm 46:9
O Lord . . . answer us when we call. Psalm 20:9
Reread verse 16. How do we miss the weight of this verse by skimming it quickly? Is there other weeping and great mourning in our world today that we skim over?
Almighty God, give all of us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.