Lord Jesus, my King and Master, my Savior and Shepherd, you have undeservedly set us, your adopted children, in such a wide and wonderful place, in a position of light and love, of grace and goodness, of beauty and brightness, of color and care.
This is a place of belonging where all depends on your gracious heart and your ever-flowing spring of love that waters all relationships, washing away the stains of self-effort and the shame of failure.
In your lovely forgiveness-filled eyes, on your pure grace-giving lips, in your powerful, health-bestowing hands is the message of acceptance, cleansing, delight and favor.
In your presence we, who deserve eternal separation from you, are dearly loved, deeply cared for, doted on and delighted in.
This is not because of anything we are, but because of all you are, Lord Jesus: the King of Grace, Lord of Love, Savior of sinners and Master of Restoration. In you all is made right, all harm is transformed, all evil will be righted in the end.
Your eyes are deep, fiery and forgiving; your heart is pure, loving and giving. Yours are the acts of righteousness where mercy triumphs over justice; yours are the thoughts of good for people of evil.
You are consistently at work, turning the kingdom of this world right side up, starting within us. You have rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and brought us into the Kingdom of Light, and now you are teaching us to see things as you do: to rejoice in persecution, to offer thanks in difficulty, to understand that in mercy you chasten all those you love.
With you there is hope, meaning, purpose, a future and a certainty of an eternity in joy. Praise you for the foretaste we can have now in your Word as we gaze upon your grace and beauty and are consistently transformed more and more into your image by the Spirit of power (2 Cor. 3:18).