I love these verses from the first chapter of Revelation. Such a powerful reminder of what Jesus has done for us! I was contemplating them before communion recently.
"Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come...
And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead,
and the ruler over the kings of the earth.
To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father,
to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever, Amen."
"I am He who lives and was dead and behold,
I am alive forevermore. Amen
And I have the keys of Hades and of Death."