Heavenly Father, please open our eyes to Christ as we dig into your word again today. May your word warn us and encourage us today. Help us to see the hope that we have in Christ, that reshapes the way we face even very difficult circumstances of life. Keep us looking forward to the day when he comes in glory and restores for good our broken and sin stained world. Help us to hold tightly to him and not be swayed away by the things that claim to save, satisfy, or provide for us better than Christ. May we see their deficiencies and rejoice in the abundant life that Christ provides.