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“The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly. I will not die, but live, and tell of the works of the Lord. The Lord has disciplined me severely, but He has not given me over to death.” (Psalm 118:16-18)

Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father. It is He of whom the prophets spoke that has accomplished our salvation. He has done valiantly, for He thanked the Father that not one was lost who was already known by the Father. Though you die, yet shall you live and from your own flesh you will see the eternal truth of Almighty God. Live in the good news which is yours through Christ.

Lord, many times I hear these words, but my heart doubts. Bad things happen and I do not understand. Lead me, O Lord, through the pollution of this world to come to You for the breath of fresh air which Your Spirit gives. Let me rejoice in the salvation which is mine through the grace of Jesus. Help me not fear the little death of this world, but trust that death has been forever conquered.

Lord Jesus, though You were crucified, yet You live. I have been united with You in death in order that I might be united with You in Your resurrection. Lead me, my Savior, that I may walk in the way of salvation You have prepared for all who believe. Guide me, Lord Jesus, in Your grace to live this day in hope, love and thanksgiving for all the goodness You have revealed to the faithful. Amen.