of things we hope for,
the evidence of things not seen;
blessed are those who have not seen and yet still believe.
So stand firm in the faith, dear saints, and break free from the world’s grip;
stay rooted in His love, praising Him with every breath.
Keep watch that none among you faints – take heed so as not to slip,
clinging to and trusting in the One who conquered death.
Proof is found in the love He has poured into our hearts!
With confidence in things to come,
we rejoice always
in the peace
Romans 3:21-26 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God’s righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins. It was to show his righteousness at the present time, so that he might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.