Revelation 21:1-6 and John 11:32-44

Each year we recognize the first of November as All Saints Day.  We remember the beloved’s  that have died and now make their home with Jesus.  The pain of losing a loved one is fresh and raw for many, and for others it is an ache that remembers the past yet takes comfort in the resurrection promise received.  Take some time this week and remember all the saints that have had an impact on you, those who were forebears of your faith.

Here I share with you a few verses from For All the Saints, text written by William W. How, a most appropriate hymn for this week:

For all the saints, who from their labors rest,
who thee by faith before the world confessed,
thy name, O Jesus, be forever bless’d.
Alleluia, alleluia!

But lo! There breaks a yet more glorious day;
the saints triumphant rise in bright array,
as God to glory calls them all away.
Alleluia, alleluia!

From earth’s wide bounds, from ocean’s farthest coast,
through gates of pearl streams in the countless host,
all praising Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Alleluia, alleluia!

-Pastor Carrie

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