What is your source of strength? Midweek reflection on Wednesday 25th March 2020

What is your source of strength?
Midweek reflection on Wednesday 25th March 2020

Q1: What is your only comfort in life and death?
A1: That I am not my own,
but belong body and soul,
in life and in death,
to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ.

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing
and able from now on to live for him.

Q2: What must you know to live and die in the joy of this comfort?
A2: Three things:
first, how great my sin and misery are;
second, how I am set free from all my sins and misery;
third, how I am to thank God for such deliverance.

Read the Heidelberg Catechism online

The Good News We Almost Forgot by Kevin deYoung

Listen to Keith and Kristen Getty’s new song, Christ Our Hope In Life And Death

Shorter kids-friendly song version of this question from the New City Catechism: