As I was thinking about this, the CD that had been playing in the background changed to the next hymn: "We Have This Hope" based on Titus 2:13 (We should live like that while we wait for our great hope and the coming of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ). Electrified, as the words simultaneously burst into my consciousness with the words already on my mind, I paid attention to the words as never before:
We are united in His love.
Love for the waiting people of the world,
People who need our Savior’s love.
Soon the heav’ns will open wide,
Christ will come to claim His bride,
All the universe will sing
Hallelujah! Christ is King!
We have this hope, this faith, and God’s great love,
We are united in Christ.