And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:27-28 ESV)
И как человекам положено однажды умереть, а потом суд, так и Христос, однажды принеся Себя в жертву, чтобы подъять грехи многих, во второй раз явится не для очищения греха, а для ожидающих Его во спасение. (К Евреям 9:27-28 Russian)
Most glorious and holy God, our dear heavenly Father ~ we come into your presence with joyful songs in our heart because of the wonder of our salvation through your beloved Son. Stir up our conscience on days when we think about the way human life disappears like steam from a tea kettle. Help us Lord, as we think about the volume of our sins that are so offensive that the only possible antidote is the human blood that Christ shed as he suffered excruciating pain for each sinner. Open the eyes of those lost in darkness so that they will hastily run to the cross and accept the grace that is offered for those who believe, repent and are baptized. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister