The Lord Almighty said:
I have placed a special one among you.
He is tested and has my authority.
For those who rely on him,
your concerns are covered.
If you follow him,
your interactions are just and
I will declare you righteous.
Those who rely on him:
Your ungodly alliances with associations and worldly things,
Your lies and falsehoods behind which you hid,
In my special one,
there is rest, repose and peace for your soul.
His rest will completely wraps you in justice,
His righteousness and His strength
will support you during troubled times.
Pay attention to His faithfulness, His proven faithfulness;
to do his work, his strange work,
and perform his task, his alien task.
I permitted his death on a cross.
I permitted the curse
to compensate for your return to the Divine.
Then I made him My throne of mercy,
through which I dispense grace.
My Fellow Travelers: In times of crisis,
The Lord Almighty wishes you to remember
the beauty and the mystery of His work – His strange work;
and that His alien tasks create what seems alien to His nature
though, it is good,
all the time.
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