Heavenly Father, though we have not seen Jesus face to face, please help us to know him truly. Help us to hear your word to us and know how desperately we needed to be lifted up out of the bog of our sin. Fan up our love for Christ as we see how completely he has rescued us. Fuel our joy in him as we see how he has brought about deliverance from death itself; how he has guards us through your great power; how he gives us inclusion into your family and an incredible inheritance that will never perish or fade. Help us to know that Christ’s salvation is so wonderful that we can rejoice with an inexpressible and glorious joy. Help us to echo this joy today.