For I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last he will stand upon the earth. And after my skin has been thus destroyed, yet in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. My heart faints within me! (Job 19:25-27 ESV)
Hymn ELH 351:1-2,8 I Know That My Redeemer Lives
I know that my Redeemer lives;
What comfort this sweet sentence gives!
He lives, He lives, who once was dead;
He lives, my ever-living Head.
He lives triumphant from the grave;
He lives eternally to save.
He lives all-glorious in the sky;
He lives exalted there on high.
He lives, all glory to His name!
He lives, my Jesus, still the same.
O the sweet joy this sentence gives:
“I know that my Redeemer lives!”
Heavenly Father, help me to trust in Your promise that death is not the end for me, and that my body will rise from its grave on the Last Day, just as Jesus was raised on Easter. Give me joy in knowing that You always keep Your promises. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.