“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” (Psalm 20:7)
We work in the world. We do not escape the world. But our hope and our trust is in God. Worldly power cannot save us. So I call on you to be intentional in prayer. Ask God to bring peace, hope, and freedom into a world shaken by chaos, fear, and tyranny. Pray for the Church, for courageous bishops, faithful pastors, and active members. All of this is for the sake of the world which God has created.
“Christ is risen! He is risen, indeed! Alleluia!”
Sometimes, that is about all that we can say. When death has struck close too close, through tears we say, “Christ is risen.” When death threatens our own existence, we say with quivering voice, “Christ is risen.” When the culture seeks to silence faith and communication is difficult, we say, “Christ is risen.” When blessings abound and joy overflows, we exclaim, “Christ is risen!” When addictions are broken and habits reformed, we say, “Christ is risen!”
Gather regularly with fellow Christians and together shout: “CHRIST IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!”