Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Born again to a living hope!

Don't know how it is You looked at me
And saw the person that I could be
Awakening my heart
Breaking through the dark
Suddenly Your grace

Like sunlight burning at midnight
Making my life something so
Beautiful, beautiful
Mercy reaching to save me
All that I need
You are so
Beautiful, beautiful

Now there's a joy inside I can't contain
But even perfect days can end in rain
And though it's pouring down
I see You through the clouds
Shining on my face

by Battistelli, etc

1 Peter 1:3-9
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
who according to His great mercy has caused us to be  
born again to a living hope through the resurrection 
of Jesus Christ from the dead, 
to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable 
and undefiled and will not fade away, 
reserved in heaven for you, 
who are protected by the power of God through faith 
for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 

In this you greatly rejoice, 
even though now for a little while, if necessary, 
you have been distressed by various trials, 
so that the proof of your faith, 
being more precious than gold which is perishable, 
even though tested by fire, 
may be found to result in praise and glory and honor 
at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 
and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, 
and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, 
you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible andfull of glory, 
obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.

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