1 Peter 2:9-10 NIV
[9] But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. [10] Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

I love this verse! Read it slowly over and imagine God saying it to you – he has called us out of darkness and made us new so that we might declare his praises. As we think about doing the Alpha course in January, this is what we are doing – declaring his praises as a people who have received mercy and want to share it with others!

I will praise you Lord
And thank you for forgiveness
I will praise you Lord
And lift the name of Jesus
I will praise you Lord
And sing of your love for me
(Chris Juby)