For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn
the world, but to save the world through him.
I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from
He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall
Be still, and know that I am God;
The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving towards
all he has made.
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in
Love your neighbour as yourself. Love does no
harm to its neighbour.
Romans 13: 9b-10a
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who loved us and
by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,
your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
2 Thes. 2:16-17
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
Who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has been his counsellor?
Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory for ever! Amen.