But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. (2 Peter 3:8-9 ESV)
Hymn ELH 198: 1,5 O Christ, Our True and Only Light
O Christ, our true and only Light,
Enlighten those who sit in night;
Let those afar now hear Thy voice
And in Thy fold with us rejoice.
Shine on the darkened and the cold;
Recall the wanderers to Thy fold.
Unite all those who walk apart;
Confirm the weak and doubting heart.
Gracious Father, thank you for the opportunities You daily give all people to know Your Word and believe in Christ as their only Savior. Help me to use the time of grace you have given to me wisely, recognizing my sins and repenting of them, and living my life in forgiveness as a faithful witness to Your grace. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.