if we offer you a devoted mind and heart,
you will offer to us every blessing on earth and in heaven,
provided we are faithful unto you and Your Instruction.
you hear our voices and the cries of our hearts.
You give food to the body and peace to the soul.
You look upon us with the love of a mother for her children.
you are found throughout this beautiful earth,
and you are all around us.
and you dwell in the hearts of all those who are obedient to the Holy Instruction.
You have revealed yourself to me,
infusing my soul with the knowledge that you are the source of all comfort.
And so I sing your praises day and night.
I who am feeble, glorify you who are powerful.
I who am nothing, devote myself to you who are my guidance.
Sundar Singh, 1889-1929, Indian missionary to India and Tibet
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.