August 15, 2022     7:55 am
168. Week of Fourth Sunday after Easter - Saturday
Your labour is not in vain in the Lord 
          Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.   1 Corinthians 15:58
          What a hope we have! What a blessedness is ours! Death may come at any moment. We laugh at it. We commend our spirit into Jesus' hands, and He receives it. We commend our body into Jesus' hands, and He keeps it; He will wake it on that great day of His, and clothe it with heavenly glory. Then we shall be in eternal glory, within and without. What a hope we have! What a blessedness is ours! Therefore, my beloved Christians, let us be steadfast in the faith in our Saviour who is so rich in mercy; let us not be moved from the hope of eternal life; let us always abound in the work of the Lord; let us fight valiantly against sin with the mighty weapons of the Spirit, which our great Lord and Hero furnishes us; let us strive after everything that is good, which our Lord desires; let us hold fast to His Word and to prayer; let us be patient in cross and tribulation; let us be charitable toward our neighbour; let us confess and spread the name of Jesus; let us do good to all men, especially to them that are of the household of faith, and not grow weary. To be sure, our labour will not be in vain in the Lord. What, then, will the end be, the goal? You know it. Our Lord has given us everything, yes, everything; and brightly, invitingly, sweetly, even ravishingly does the light of eternal life shine upon us through His promises. O Christian, let us belong to Jesus; let us live to Him, serve Him, love Him, honour and praise Him. He gives us eternal and immeasurable blessedness.
          PRAYER: - O Lord Jesus, who has given me all things necessary for my salvation, and who will most assuredly give to me an eternal and exceeding weight of glory, grant to me, I beseech You, a firm faith, make me immovable with respect to the hope of eternal life, and grant that I may do the work You desire me to do, and always abound in it. O Lord, perform all these things in me. What am I? I am weak and miserable. But in You I hope; work effectually in me, O Lord, even as You have been and are still and always will be effectual for me. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 15, 2022     7:55 am