The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it (John 1:5; NLT).
In the same way, there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and turns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven’t strayed away! (Luke 15:7; NLT).
The LORD looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one. Will those who do evil never learn? They eat up my people like bread and wouldn’t think of praying to the LORD (Psalm 14:2-4; NLT).
The end of the world is coming soon (1 Peter 4:7; NLT).
You are beyond stillness,
And darkness –
Dancing with joy
When we repent
And turn to you;
Weeping over our selfishness,
And watching us indulge
Our darkest impulses unchecked,
As we bring our fragile planet
Ever closer to its end.