See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we shall be has not yet been revealed. We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure. -1 John 3:1-3
Persuade me not that there can be no hope,
Though now alone I scale life’s mountains vast:
For I’ve been told what lies beyond the slopes,
When weary present, gone, becomes the past.
When, conquered, vast peaks in the distance lie
And treacherous climb is naught but memory;
When, overcome, my fears are left to die,
Will He not tread the peaceful path with me?
Why, even now His words do light my way.
Before collapse, new strengths in me arise.
O Way, O Truth, O Life! Did you not say
You would be with us, yea, ‘til the world dies?
I’ve need of nothing more than You, my Light;
I am Your own; You lead me o’er the heights.