LORD, you establish peace for us;

all that we have accomplished you have done for us.


Read the Bible – Joel, Psalm 125, and the “Joel” video found on jointhebibleproject.com



“Dear friends,

God the Father chose you long ago

and knew you would become his children.”

~1 Peter 1:2a TLB~

“Jesus, My Lord, Will Love Me Forever”/”Now I Belong to Jesus”

Romans 8:35-39

New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

35 Who can separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or hard times or harm or hunger? Can nakedness or danger or war? 36 It is written,

“Because of you, we face death all day long.
    We are considered as sheep to be killed.” (Psalm 44:22)

37 No! In all these things we are more than winners! We owe it all to Christ, who has loved us. 38 I am absolutely sure that not even death or life can separate us from God’s love. Not even angels or demons, the present or the future, or any powers can separate us. 39 Not even the highest places or the lowest, or anything else in all creation can separate us. Nothing at all can ever separate us from God’s love. That’s because of what Christ Jesus our Lord has done.

This morning I read a tribute from a former student for her mother and aunt.  I won’t share it, but I will say the twin sisters who died a day apart were strong in their faith and close to each other.  My former student is also strong in her faith and shared one of the greatest testimonies I have ever read.  These verses and this song fit their situation so perfectly.  I wish everyone facing death or the loss of a loved one could have such a testimony because of a faith that death cannot shake.

Anna Lee