Lord, I Believe, Help My Unbelief
Dear Jesus—Living Savior, as I continue to celebrate Your resurrection and rejoice to have life in Your life, be ever near me and strengthen my faith. I hear and read Your Word and rejoice to know its saving truth, but then the cares of this world wear on my faith; the babbling of earthly philosophies and reason can appeal to my flesh. Forgive me for my wavering and chase away all doubts and worry. Cause me to “grow up in all things into You” (cf. Ephesians 4:15). Amen.
The apostles had been weak and wavering but after the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost they had newly-gifted understanding and courage. Their boldness of faith enabled them to preach the Word regardless of consequence which in this case included imprisonment.
While John was exiled on the island of Patmos, Jesus gave His revelation to John. In these introductory words of Revelation we see Jesus identified and described. There is no doubt that our Savior is the eternal Son of God, risen and glorified!