Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 46 (God is our refuge and strength)
Gospel Lesson: John 17:6-12 (Jesus prays for our protection)
Psalm 46 served as the text for Martin Luther’s great hymn “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” It is a powerful Psalm that reminds us that God is in control of all things, including our very lives! The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the ultimate guarantee that nothing in this life can separate us from God. We can live in confidence and joy, no matter what happens in life, knowing that we are securely protected by God’s grace.